Monday, September 22, 2008

Courageous Writers

Today we worked together to make a list of all the things we have learned/talked about that writers do. The kids came up with a great list that included "They think first about what to write," "They tell true stories about their lives," and "If they don't know how to spell a word, they say it slowly and write down the sounds they hear." I told them examples of each item in the list that I had seen members of our group doing in Writing Workshop.

This year our Lower School is focusing on 5 C's to help make our philosophy more explicit to our students. One of the 5 C's is being Courageous. I told my writers that I have seen each of them being a courageous writer, whether writing a word he/she was unsure of how to spell or reading a piece to the group or doing the best to write or draw something when it was hard.

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