Originally uploaded by teachergal
I had a pile of student notebooks in front of me yesterday. One of them had a lot of improvement last week in that the student really attempted to use conventions more in his nightly writing. (This particular student has lots of fantastic ideas, but has trouble creating the stage directions, so-to-speak, when he’s writing in prose in his notebook.) Therefore, I realized it was time for me to tuck-in a piece of my own writing to help him lift the level of the way he wrote and punctuated the dialogue in his notebook entry. I have tucked-in my entries many times before, for this student, and have noticed that he’s been able to mentor himself after me. I’m hoping that, even though conventions are challenging for him, he’ll be able to improve his writing this week with the help of an old entry of mine.
Here’s to hoping!
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.