Welcome back to The Literacy Dive! Writing is hard. Are your students feeling defeated from time-to-time in actually seeing their writing growth? Do you need new ideas for celebrating student growth and keeping student momentum going when it comes to writing? In this episode, I will share systems to use student writing samples as a way to empower them and continue their writing growth. No matter how far into the school year you are, it is not too late to begin these practices!
- Keep 3-4 student samples (beginning of the year, Nov/Dec., March, end of the year)
- Option 1: Consider adding student samples to their writing folder in sheet protectors; this writing stays with them all year long as a reminder of growth
- Option 2: Involve parents by sending copies of the samples home with report cards; this celebrates writing progression and parents gain insight from the visual growth
- Option 3: Keep writing samples on file separated by each student; keep this easily accessible to pull during writing conferences or when you want to celebrate student growth
- Option 4: Class display board; celebrate frequent writing samples and students begin understanding the importance of writing for an audience
- Every student is a writer and every student will show growth
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Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms?
The Literacy Dive is a podcast that offers actionable steps and information for ELA teachers. The host, Megan Polk from Miss P’s Style, shares literacy tips and strategies she has learned from her years of experience as an elementary teacher and literacy specialist.
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