Friday, May 18, 2012

Get REAL About Writing

I saw a blog post recently on real reading vs. fake reading. Ugh! NO kidding!

This blog post got me thinking about other ways my students can be FAKERS!!! Daily 5 Work on Writing came to mind immediately. I have a few students who are highly proficient in working through the writing process and set mini personal goals to get to
where we need to be to publish their writing.

Today, I was thrilled at my students' astuteness in talking about what it means to be a fake writer (which was what we started with) as opposed to being a real writer. I framed it like this: "There are times when everyone is supposed to write, but kind of fakes it, right?" They thought this was funny, but I love that the relationship piece of my teaching is strong and students feel safe to share answers to tough questions like this with honesty. The kids were EAGER to share all of the ways they have been fake writers or ways they have seen classmates engage in FAKE WRITING behavior. This was fun and helpful. We learned that understanding how it looks to be a fake writer will help us be better at being a real writer. They also see that Mrs. Schmidt is not to be fooled! CACKLECACKLE!!

I look forward to hearing your feedback and to follow each other for more rich experiences for our students.
Have a fantastic day!

1 comment:

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