Monday, February 24, 2014

3rd Grade Writer's Workshop

I started my writer's workshop with my third graders today! I went around to 5 different libraries in Austin this weekend and ended up checking out 82 books for them to use as mentor texts during our unit. Unfortunately, they're sort of more excited to read the books than they are to write their own!

For the writing unit they're entering their books in a PBS contest in April. They were surprised to find out that I'm a writer working towards being published as well. I told them I would be making a short graphic story (what do you call a graphic novel of picture book length?) while they made their own books. I'm not the best illustrator, so we'll see how this goes!

Just wanted to give you a glimpse of when my writing life and teaching life collide.

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