Fifth grader’s picture book recommendation pre-writing.
In our last two weeks of this WIN rotation, fifth graders are taking a break from the test prep version of writing about reading and, instead, focusing on a more purposeful, engaging form of writing about reading: telling their kindergarten buddies about their favorite picture books. They have each revisited their favorite picture books from their single digit age days to share with their buddies. They still have to provide reasons, evidence, and elaboration, but having a true audience has been so much more motivating. I can’t wait for students to collect their book recommendations and deliver the student-written book to each kindergarten classroom!
Here is this week’s roundup of literacy links for some quick inspiration, tips, and refreshment:
- TCRWP Twitter Chats for December-February
- This could be the inspiration for a lesson on generating ideas in writing and having a laugh while you’re at it!
- 26 People Told Us How Public Libraries Make Their Lives Better
- Mental health break