RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Sharing Writing
Thu Dec 8, 2011 16:07

I know my fourth graders enjoy sharing the fiction stories that they write with friends. As we have worked on Nonfiction text, they enjoy sharing what they have learned. I have also found that when they know they will be sharing their writing with their peers, a little extra effort is put forth!

  • Motivating children to read - Marlee Wright, Thu Dec 1 20:41
    I enjoyed your presentation! I agree with your point that reading IS a social activity, and it stands to reason that they particularly enjoyed Reading Buddies. Are the Reading Buddies from their own... more
    • Sharing Writing - burchamal, Thu Dec 8 16:07
    • Re: Motivating children to read - Nakita Carson, Mon Dec 5 16:06
      I have yet to try the students sharing their own writing. I know they love sharing everything else! They really enjoy sharing their work with a partner. I was a bit apprehensive about having them... more
      • Sharing writing - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 22:50
        If their writing isn't up to sharing quite yet- you can always have them do a comic strip and they will draw a picture and write under the picture explaining what is happening. This helps with a lot... more
    • response to Marlee - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 19:18
      Again-anything is better when it is shared! As for writing-I usually have an "Author's Chair" which they can read from a book or read their own writing. They love it! They decorate it, too! I usually ... more
      • student ownership - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 21:02
        It's really interesting the success so many of you report when you give students some control over their own learning. I went to grad school with a guy who taught 3rd grade in Durham. Every second... more
        • RE: - Rachel Hicks, Mon Dec 5 17:34
          Students love any classroom where they are able to still be kids. Teachers who allow students the opportunity to explore and relax will have students that are always eager to learn more.
        • Re: student ownership - Nakita Carson, Mon Dec 5 16:31
          It never ceases to amaze me how giving the students even just the smallest bit of control,leads to so much success!
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RE 5040 Fall 2011