Today was my first day off and I spent it at the mall (not my favorite place). I stopped at 9:30 for a minute of silence for all the victims of last week's tragedy. Many tears and prayers for everyone who has been affected.
On Monday, I began teaching Opinion Writing and all I can say is...it was A-mazing!!! I guess we had been doing narrative writing for too long, because the kids rocked it. I am sure they were glad to try something new.
I decided to talk about something the kids were familiar with: Their favorite book character.
I wrote about him :)
On Tuesday, I was observed (unannounced). The kids had created their hook and shared their opinions by then. We supported our opinion with facts and details.
Some of the charts we created.
The last picture is the final product .
My post observation went extremely well. I was very pleased with the grades and comments given by our interim principal.
I took it step by step. Modeled one thing at a time. Kids wrote. We shared. We edited. Repeat. Their first drafts were beyond fantastic!
We will do some editing, revising and write a final copy tomorrow. The rest of the week I have a variety of topics for them to practice with. After that, they get to use their brainstorming list we created on Monday.
I love it. I really, really love it! I did some tweaking after teaching it. I did not wanted to put it out there without trying it out. Thanks to my amazing bloggy friend for reviewing this for me.
If my kids can write as well as they did, so can yours :) Find it HERE.
Time to pick someone who could LOVE this as much as I do.
Let's see... if you guess what my hubby does for a living I will send it to you for free! I love guessing, don't you? I think only one person who knows me personally can answer this. We will give her a serious talk if she spoils my guessing game. LOL.
Tiny hint: He wears a uniform to work. Start guessing!