Saturday, December 17, 2011

OMG.... light blub moment here!!

So I've been playing on pinterest and looking at blogs and I came across a little gem that has ROCKED my world tonight and I just HAD to share. So I came across this blog post and it was AMAZING! I don't know about you but teaching children to write has never "clicked" for me. That is until tonight. Megan's blog flipped a switch in my thinking about interactive writing.
Megan said that for her interactive writing is like teaching children to read... you would never write a standard that says "Today the learner will learn to read" but it might say "Today the learn will learn how to blend sounds". So STOP and think about writing... yea I know it's break but stop and think.... I did.

And the LIGHT went off!! So if you went over to Megan's blog you saw how her interactive writing happened. Well I figured out pretty quickly that each child needed a white board and marker to copy what we were doing. And I new that we needed to spell things correctly... but why was my interactive writing a DISASTER!! Well... I was writing my standards as "today the learner will participate in interactive writing"... well I never put that on paper but it was what my mind was saying. Now my interactive writing sessions will be TOTALLY different as I target skills needed to write, rather than forcing children to take a pen and do something they were not ready for...

As soon as we are back in school, I plan to start over with interactive writing and have the children help with writing the beginning sounds or some of the sight words. I am so jazzed and I hope that you can share in this light blub moment! Oh and head over to Megan's blog... it's AWESOME! (click the picture below to see it)

4 comments:

  1. can i ask what the link is to megans blog? girlforgod27@aol.com

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  2. I had it in the written part but now I've added it at the bottom of the page too.

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  3. I just awarded you the Liebster Award. Come to my page to check it out!

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  4. Thanks for Sharing how our ideas helped you! That's what blogging is all about to me. You see something, and BLINK, it all of a sudden makes so much more sense. I often ask myself why I didn't think of that a long time ago! Merry Christmas! kim and megan at kindergals.blogspot.com

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