These kids will be taking our state writing test in a few weeks. It’s a shame they’ve had to spend the year practicing writing prompts, as they obviously need practice to get their point across and be creative, compelling, cohesive writers. Don’t you agree?
What we did:
Then look at Jordan’s creativity:
and Abby’s fun (when nudged a bit, I admit)
Then look how Evan and Lucy explored the verbs
and how Noa played with words and definitions:
See how Ashley made connections?
And, finally, I’m honored as to how Blaine describes our class:
These were written after these kids participated in a “Silent Chalk Talk” which is an activity I learned about at Educon from Sean Nash (@nashworld on Twitter). His initial question was: “What does it mean to be a “Tech-Savvy” teacher?” Mine was:
When you tell someone you are thinking, what kinds of things might be going on in your head?
(from Making Thinking Visible)