Today was a day of hard work! You were busy as beavers from the moment you came in to the moment you left! We spent the first portion of class reviewing our writing tips after you read and responded to your comments. Some of you used the tips in your post, but ALL of you will use them next week. Right?
After our brief review and discussion of the "Give Me 5" high school writing strategy, we then began editing our homework. One of the most important steps in proofing your work is reading it outloud to yourself to see if it makes sense. From now on, I want you all to do this before you come to class. This will save us valuable time and allow us to explore other possibilities with blogging.
I was glad to work with some of you one on one today. I hope to get around to the rest of you next week for one on one time.
After you typed your posts, I showed you the Sandaig Poets blog from a school in Scotland. We read some of their poems outloud and even got to hear them read it to us! Wasn't it cool listening to their English? Next week, we will try to comment to them. I bet they will be so surprised to get comments from us in Georgia. Who knows, they may even comment to our weblog?
This week, you should be working on your piece of What Matters Most To You. Let all of us know what is important to elementary students. This is your chance to have a voice and to be heard. I can't wait to read them!