Today, I am linking up with some of my favorite bloggers to show you a bright idea from my classroom.
Today's focus is all about writing and how my class celebrates at the end of each unit. Writing seems to be one of those subjects that teachers and students either love or hate. I love writing, but teaching it is always a struggle. My students know that at the end of each unit, they will be sharing their favorite published piece. That seems to help a little. They know that their friends will be reading their writing. My 3rd graders want everyone to think that their writing is the best.
So, how does a writing celebration look in my classroom?
First, we sit in a circle on the carpet and share our topics and our favorite sentence. Then, my students place their published writing at their table. They walk around and read everyone's writing. During this time, I pass out snacks. They love walking around and reading everyone's writing. Having a snack seems to be enjoyable as well. ;-)
At the end, we gather back on the carpet. Students share what they liked about each other's writing during this time. Such a great way to feed confidence in my little writers.
At our first writing celebration, we talk about how to give good compliments. We also talk about how everyone writes differently just as every real author writes different as well.
So, that's it. Simple, easy, and a a great way to motivate writers to do their best work.
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