How Do You Know That You are a Writer?
“Yes because I now use punctuation like periods and question marks and I didn’t use them at the start of grade two."
“Yes because I am inspired by other writers (*who’s books) we have read this year.”
“Yes because I use more interesting words in my writing now."
“Yes because I can use the dictionary to help with my spelling and I didn’t do that before."
“Yes because I love writing and want to do it all the time.”
“Yes because I can write poems and stories."
“Yes because at the start of the year my writing was chicken scratch and it is much better now."
“Yes because my writing has a beginning, middle and end."
That is the point. Students learning, students applying, students growing and students successfully reflecting on the processes they have embodied throughout the year. My success as a teacher is rooted in student success and failure and the reflection we mutually engage in to keep moving forward as learners.
Shannon is one fifth of the gr 2 team at DDS. She’s a wife, parent, avid reader and Whovian. Her students inspired her to write because if they can be writers so can she!