A message to all members of Writing Lesson of the Month Network
Since I posted January's lesson ten days late last month, I decided I'd give it five more days on-line before launching this February's lesson. After this, we'll be back on the "post on the first day of the month" routine again. I promise!
Kindly wish my 8th graders luck this week as they take their State Writing Test this Thursday. It's been a weird year for our Nevada writing test: it's our first year typing the final drafts on the computer and there has been very little information from anyone in charge on what to expect this week. I'm not worried though; we've been working on learning the writing process authentically since day one of school, and I know my kids will do just fine because they understand that process. I've always said, "If you teach writing right, the tests will take care of themselves." This is the week that will--hopefully--prove that belief once again.
This month's writing lesson and notebook prompt can be accessed using this link: http://www.unr.edu/educ/nnwp/
And remember, all past lessons are archived and can be accessed using this link: http://www.unr.edu/educ/nnwp/
One more interesting piece of information for a long-time teacher-users:
Have a great month!