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May 26, 2020 | Chloe Jang
For the last writing project of the year, the 4/5 teachers wanted to give the students a chance to choose their own adventure in writing: to choose a topic and a style of writing. As students choose to write about what they are interested in, the main goal is this: to write a beautiful, organized and well-edited writing.
Today, we had our first check-ins about the project, and here is a list of what our students decided to write about:
Just by looking at the list above, we can celebrate our cohort’s creativity and passions. They have been brainstorming and researching to get accurate information for their writing. They are using graphic organizers to organize their ideas and thoughts and complete their first drafts. They are listening to the given feedback to improve. And this is only the beginning.
We can also celebrate their teamwork, as they encourage and collaborate with peers.
We have students sharing their researched information and interview notes to help their peers write accurate news articles.
We have students helping friends create graphic organizers to help brainstorm and focus on a theme for the descriptive essay.
We have students encouraging each other on their creativity and unique ideas.
Like I mentioned, this is just the beginning. We will continue to draft, peer edit, and revise to produce organized writing pieces. And as they continue to invest in each step of the process, I’m really excited to see their processes and growths as thoughtful writers as well as their final pieces!