Yes, we are still dancing to the tune of “Becoming Better Writers”. Our young writers are showing more enthusiasm about writing, illustrating and sharing their work. I believe they now know how to dance to the writer’s beat. They are showing that they believe in their own abilities. In the beginning, you could see on their faces that they dreaded writing time. They continued to sing the same old song, “ I don’t know what to write about,” or just write one simple sentence.
We still have a few who lack self- esteem and courage, but are gaining courage everyday as they see other’s share with so much energy and pride their work. Giving the students time to share their work not only helps them but it helps their audience as well. Mrs. Wyatt and I show each student how much we value their work and this causes them to gain self-worth as well. Attached you will find a video of our little writer’s. The password is “abc”.