Twitter chat: #TandCwriters
September 7, 2014 8pm EST
Q1: What do you expect your students to already know as writers?
A1: The writing process is not a one-day or one-period event. The basics. Parts of a story + some text knowledge
Q2: How do you find out what your students know as writers?
A2: “Write about the Bear” fun way to get to know style and learning profiles of writing.
Q3: How do you give and track feedback that shows you believe in writers?
A3: Many ways to write! Not just “my way.” Read and have conversations with Ss
(I favorited a Tweet,
Another A3: I try to spread my feedback and ensure all students hear from me in a positive way.)
Q4: How do you get writers to believe in one another?
A4: Make a point to state out loud what we like about everyone’s work during the sharing sessions.
(I favorited a Tweet here, as well:
Another A4: “each student ends up being an expert about something. Helps to give them each a boost.”)
Q5: What read alouds inspire writers to believe in themselves and others?
A5: So many! Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street, If You Were a Writer…
Ruth Ayres (host) said, “Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon”
Another Tweet! Amazing conversations on Twitter tonight!
Another A5: “An Angel for Solomon Singer by Rylant is not about writing, but builds belief that all stories are important, people matter.”
Thank you to Ruth Ayres and others for a second amazing chat this evening. Time for bed now!