Two Writing Teachers for a Slice of Life
SoL: Student Feedback on Writer's Workshop
"We wrote about important things last year and that was fine but now we choose what to write and it's fun."
This is why I teach writing with the workshop model. It allows students to choose what to write about within a genre. When I heard my student say that, at first, I was really happy. I mean, they are seeing writing as fun. That's huge. I never want them to see it as a chore. I want them clamor for time to write!
However, after reflection, I'm not so happy. I want them to see that their stories are important too. I want them to leave my classroom loving writing. Finding it purposeful and meaningful. So obviously, I need to get across the idea that their writing is important too!
Fourth Grade Teacher in California!