It is important that we teach our students both how to share their writing and how to be respectful while other students are sharing their writing. Sharing is a pivotal part of the writing process because in some cases we need to be able to share our writing, but it is also important to know that not all writing is meant to be shared. So knowing what writing to share and what writing to keep for yourself is also important.
We all will have to be active speakers or listeners at some point so knowing what it means to be an active speaker or listener, especially listener, is important. Nobody wants to get up to speak in front of people that seem disinterested or like they are not listening, so knowing how to show people that you are listening is an important skill. Also knowing how to speak effectively is a skill that is important because you need to know how to capture attention and how to convey the ideas that you have.
Assessing writing was probably my favorite thing that we did this semester. I really enjoyed getting to do the assessment process because it required me to look at the progress that one student has made, I got to know a lot about this student, and I got to work with this student, and seeing the progress that he made was absolutely amazing.
Journaling was something that I enjoyed doing everyday. Whether my journal entry was positive or negative it was nice because it was a way fir met to put my feelings on a page. I think that this is something that I would use in my classroom because it lets students practice their writing and also lets students see the fun in writing. Choosing what you want to write about is great way to experience the fun in writing.
Mentor Text was an interesting strategy to introduce to the classroom. I thought that this was something that I would use a lot in the classroom because I like seeing the connections students make between their lives and a piece of literature. Using mentor text is a great way to get students thinking on a deeper level because they are making connections.
Wow I learned a lot at this school! Thank you Dr. Tracy!