Re: Cog. Process & writing
Mon Sep 14, 2015 18:20

I completely agree with you on the process of writing. As I began the writing instruction with my students, I think of how excited my students were today. We had a writing party where we discussed writing topics. I wish my elementary teachers had introduced writing in an exciting manner. During my sixth grade class today, one student stated," I am a writer." What are some aspects of writing lessons that you believe would be important for all teachers to incorporate? What were some of the best examples of lessons that engaged your students?

  • Cog. Process & writing - joanne abrams, Tue Sep 8 20:24
    Melanie, I agree! We are from a generation that endorsed that process of writing. It's amazing to think that people actually went on to become professional writers after such rigid or linear... more
    • Re: Cog. Process & writing - byrdaw, Mon Sep 14 18:20
      • Re: Cog. Process & writing - joanne abrams, Mon Sep 14 21:46
        I feel that teaching writing is kind of like walking a fine line. As teachers we all want to remain true to our purpose and goals of teaching writing, yet we also want kids to feel "safe" to express... more
    • Re: Cog. Process & writing - brittanyavery, Fri Sep 11 07:51
      Joanne I'm also excited to teach writing this year! Reading the article made me think of how teaching writing now has to be so much funner than it was when students were forced to follow the linear... more
      • Re:Cog. process and writing - joanne abrams, Fri Sep 11 18:42
        Brittany, I just began "The Launch" yesterday and really feel like I have a sense of direction now. Prior to our writing coursework, I always felt like I was floundering and wondering if I was... more
        • Re:Cog. process and writing - brittanyavery, Sat Sep 12 17:03
          I launched mine on Wednesday, and I feel the same way! Having that experience from last year helped me to understand the article much better. Also, reading the article helped me to remember much of... more
          • Re: Cog. Process - joanne abrams, Sun Sep 13 11:18
            So true...I agree Brittany. It's helped us to form a familiar path to an end goal!
    • LOL - shannonsilver, Tue Sep 8 23:09
      I was thinking the same thing. It's a wonder how anybody ended up a writer the way we were taught to write in school. I remember that I hated writing because something was always wrong with it. It... more
      • Ditto! - megangouge, Wed Sep 9 16:50
        I had a similar experience in school! I hated writing because I can remember the 4th grade writing test and practicing for that. I did well when we did the practice ones that the teacher graded but... more
      • Re: LOL - joanne abrams, Wed Sep 9 08:57
        Yes, made it out alive is right Shannon!!...there is so much I look back on now mainly from my middle school grades on up and wonder why we were taught that way, but I guess that's what education is... more
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