Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SOLC 2/31

Explaining the Slice challenge to my students was exciting!  We are wrapping up our unit of study on essays and awaiting the dreaded state writing test next week. My writers are writers.  But, today as we looked at my slices I heard what all writers want to hear, "Read more! I love your slices!"  This makes me realize that as a teacher this is what my writers long to hear.  "I love your writing. I want to read more."  This moment as I shared my writing it made me eager to write more, but more than that to take time to respond to my fellow slicers.  So to all who read mine!!  Can't wait to read yours and read more and more!!

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  1. Lynelle,
    The quote "Read more!" got my heart pumping as I could feel how exciting it is to hear. It was a good reminder to my teacher self as well. As I read the stuff my kids write, I want them to walk away with namely that - the sense that I want them to keep writing because I love reading their stuff.

    Keep it coming!

  2. I, too, need to remember how nice it feels to hear "read more". I work really hard to make sure that my students get the good feeling about their writing, but I know that sometimes, in a hurry, I forget the praise...

    Nice post!

  3. You can tell how excited you are to start this adventure with your students. Everyone loves to hear praise, especially in something as personal as writing. Thank you for the reminder to stop and praise often.

  4. Hooray for you that you shared your excitement - and let your students share the joy!