Some days it's just too hot to play outside...
Why not Join
The Writing Club?
When my oldest grandson was in the third grade he had a brilliant teacher who came up with a clever way for her students to remember the writing process. Here's how it goes:
The Brain Drain
The kids write down anything and everything that comes into their minds.
The Sloppy Copy
This is the first draft. Don't worry about perfection.
The Pair Share
The kids get with a critique partner (or sibling) and work out the bugs of each other's stories.
The Sweet Sheet
This is the second draft where all of their corrections from the Pair Share show up.
The Teacher (or Mom) acts as editor.
The Glory Story
The corrected Final Draft is published to the classroom computer.
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