I believe we might understand student experience is by looking at student composition with asset-based eyes, first to recognize students as whole children and secondly to determine flexible writing goals.
Using artifacts and photos from our life allows us to reconnect with stories and breathes in new life to our writer’s notebooks.
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge was published in 1985, when I was in third grade. However, my third grade teacher never read it to me, nor did my fourth or my … Continue Reading Memory Boxes
One of my students got injured in the classroom yesterday. Hence, he had to make a trip to the hospital emergency room. I visited him in the evening and found … Continue Reading Write about it in your notebook!
1. Golf Glove purchased on Kiawah Island in the late 1990’s. Used twice. Maybe three times. Stories from my golf lesson abound. (I think this is what I’ll model with … Continue Reading Here’s what’s going inside of the memory box I’ll create tomorrow with my students…
We’re creating Memory Boxes in Writing Workshop tomorrow. (Then on Tuesday they’ll start writing entries based-off of the items in their box.) Problem: It’s 10:03 p.m. and I haven’t figured … Continue Reading Memory Boxes
Just wanted to let you know Z-Scrap has all K & Company products on sale right now (as well as other goodies). Here’s a link to all of Z-Scrap’s sale … Continue Reading writer’s notebook decorations.
I divided my kids up into ten groups today, printed out my Google Class Calendar, and asked them to work with a partner to organize and illustrate a month of … Continue Reading Timelines and Writer’s Notebooks
Today’s WN entry comes from Ralph Fletcher’s Tips for Young Writers: Write about an artifact (arrowhead, ring, antique, etc.). Important objects in our lives often provide excellent material to write … Continue Reading Stacey’s WN Entry: Artifact