Six excited fifth graders walked into the LLH ready to share their knowledge about Writer’s Workshop.
William, Clare, Alexis, Claire, Jade, and Jie Ling talked about strategies that they use when writing personal narratives. Everything from Strong Leads to Strong Endings and plenty in between!
Take a look at our slide show of the Writer’s Workshop model and the samples of personal narratives. Parents were impressed with the way our students spoke, their knowledge of skills and strategies, and of course their slices of writing.
Finally I asked the parents to consider a few points.
We value the PROCESS of writing as much or more than the final product.
We value literacy at our school. All students spend time every day reading and writing.
It is important to celebrate writing. Look beyond the spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Our Teachers are our most valuable resource-YES! That’s YOU!
Great job fifth grade students. The Prezi is wonderful Mrs Toa. I plan to show to the 5MR students as a celebration finale of our narrative writing. Cheers.
Thanks Mr. Romard
I just discovered Prezi this week! (I’m a little slow) and am now in love with it!
The fifth graders did really well. What I really liked was that we could have chosen any student from fifth grade and they would have talked about skills and strategies that they have learned as writers!
Well done to YOU grade five teachers!
-what an amazing celebration and thing to share with parents. Kudos to you Ms. Toa!!
Thanks Tress. The fifth graders that came with me did a great job. They were the stars of the show!
Wow! I’m so impressed with the 5th grade writing! What a great way to demonstrate to the parents what writing is all about.
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