Stacy Durham
Re: Response to Lori
Sun Oct 2, 2011 17:41

I like your idea of having your class write about events happening within their school. Iím sure your students really benefit from this. Knowing that their peers will be reading what they write is great motivation. The students probably want to correct their own writing so that it is in tip top shape for others to read. Itís amazing what a little motivation and authentic purpose for writing can do.

  • Response to Writing Instruction - beasleylm, Sun Oct 2 17:29
    As a 4th grade teacher there has always been a big emphasis on writing with the state writing test. Since they have changed the writing around, there seems to be some slack in this area. I have... more
    • Re: Response to Writing Instruction - fayk, Tue Oct 4 23:14
      I love that you don't "correct" the children's writing. I feel like I was always an insecure writer due to teachers always picking apart the writing of students in our class. This is such a vivid... more
    • reply - lanierrm1, Sun Oct 2 21:51
      I agree with you. I think it is important for writing to be a way for students to express themselves. I feel sometimes we kill that at school. We place so many regulations and rules on their writing... more
    • Re: Response to Writing Instruction - langem, Sun Oct 2 20:28
      As a 3rd grade teacher, I feel the pressure to prepare my students for 4th grade writing because I know how much emphasis they put on writing. Sometimes this is hard with the reading series we have... more
    • Re: Response to Lori - Stacy Durham, Sun Oct 2 17:41
      • Re: Response to Lori - lockwoodre, Sun Oct 2 20:13
        I agree. Students really do become motivated writers when they know they will be published. I helped run the school newspaper in the past. Students would read, reread and ask for help on their... more
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