Wow! Chapter 4 is packed with lots and lots of great lessons. I wanted to hit on the high lights that REALLY stuck out to me.
One of my favorite quotes of the whole chapter was "Effective writing is built from specific, accurate pieces of information."(pg. 70)
The drawing aspect is really the students showing you what information they know. A goal for my class in the fall is to STOP and really LOOK at books that we are reading. It's so important for us, as teachers, to show our students how to observe and learn from books- all parts of the books, pictures included. I created this adorable little poster for my kiddos:
By the way, I am currently in love with the chevron pack from Blair Turner.
One of the other ideas that I love is using a checklist to keep track of what my students are writing about from day to day.
My favorite lesson was (pg 94) "Going Beyond Safe Drawings". Do you have students who draw the same thing day after day after day after day.... *both hands up in the air over here*
I'm also going to grab the picture books that were mentioned!
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