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Martha Brown
Re: Writing Instruction in my Opinion
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:43
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Sending the bear with the journal is a great idea. This offers so many opportunities for the students to be creative and really brings in the motivation piece. Another possibility is to get grandparents involved if possible. Having the students write a letter to grandparents and mail it and then ask the grandparents to respond by mail. They can choose a friend or neighbor if grandparents are not possible. This is another way for students to really see the communication and motivation for writing. Usually children love to get something in the mail and can learn about the address and why they need a stamp on a letter.

  • Re: Writing Instruction in my Opinion - amanda grindstaff, Mon Oct 12 16:43
    When I taught second grade we sent a bear and journal home with students and they had to write about what the bear did at their house that night. We then shared it with the rest of the class the next ... more
    • Re: Writing Instruction in my Opinion - candithompson, Tue Oct 13 12:23
      What did you do for your hispanics? I have a start of the week that I just started this week and they will take a puppy home for the weekend. I send a journal, but most of the time the parents write... more
      • Re: Writing Instruction in my Opinion - amanda grindstaff, Tue Oct 13 13:11
        I tried to set up a time that they could go work with an older peer to write in the notebook what they did with the bear or I tried to help them that morning. Its hard to know what to do. That... more
    • Re: Writing Instruction in my Opinion - Martha Brown, Tue Oct 13 11:43
    • ELLs - shannonsilver, Mon Oct 12 21:03
      I wonder what Beth or Lara could do to help with this because I think it would be a great chance to share their culture with their classmates even if it was in a different language.
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