Yesterday I attended a full-day session of a series of writing workshops that I had registered for. Even though the workshop was geared towards those teaching in English, there were many nuggets that I could take away as a teacher in a French Immersion class. The session gave me many ideas that I now have bouncing in my head. The best nuggets were the sample lessons the presenters did with us. The bonus was that they referred to the grade 1 and 2 curriculum. Perfect! Now I can implement these ideas.
I loved the quote that the presenters shared with us midway through the session that suggested we should allow children to share what they have written and they will enjoy the experience. Yooung children enjoy sharing what they have done and not many will turn down the opportunity to do so. Their desire to share can be used to help them improve their writing with the use of adjectives, adverbs, synonyms and conjuctions. I have been wanting to work on this with my students and I am eager to follow the lesson plans that were shared with us yesterday.
The session was the last of the series and ended with a gift: a copy of Powerful Writing Strategies for all Students was given to each teacher present. Paging through the book, I am excited to begin reading it. At 425 pages, it will probably only be read during the Summer but, in the meantime, I will use the index to refer to certain strategies I want to work on.
This week I am grateful for the opportunity I have had to attend this series of workshops that have been created for the Beginning Teachers in the family of schools that I work in. I am grateful, as well, for the resource that I have received – a resource that looks to be extremely useful.
What have you been grateful for this week?
Lavender Ladi was grateful for little paper umbrellas
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
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