We have all been using the internet to find further information and we shared our resources. We also shared books and lesson plans. Lynn modeled her lesson for us. All of us felt the sharing/planning time was an invaluable part of our day.
During our conversations we had 3 ahhhas!
- Students' voices become stronger through the use of their journals. Is this because:
- they are not restricted by conventions?
- their audience is themselves and they know it well?
with characters. Naturally this improves comprehension as well. AND kids often love it!
3. We are looking for a little more direct instruction than many of the sites present. We love the
6+1 traits, but we do not believe establishing fluency is enough. The Northern Nevada Writing
Site provides us with that structure (Thank you Nancy). A spin off of this - is the varying
descriptors found on the different sites. We will be working on this in January/February.
We are now ready as a group to provide a place for everyone to share.
We extend an invitation to all of you to join us on our NING.
WE hope to see you there:)