Happy Saturday! Welcome to Saturday Sayings!
I am happy to join Tammy at Forever in First, Julie at Lighting a Fire in Third Grade, and Lori at Conversations in Literacy, as we share our favorite quotes and reflections! Tammy has allowed us to link with her during the month of April! Please visit all of our blogs and join the discussion! We would love to hear from you!
"You don't get true, fire-in-the-belly energy for writing because you fear getting a bad grade but because you have something to say and your own way of saying it."
taken from Hidden Gems, Naming and Teaching from the Brilliance in Every Student's Writing
I had the opportunity to hear Katherine Bomer for the first time this week. She was a breath of fresh air. She reminded me to think about why writers write. This also made me think about why they might not want to write!
I thought about our kiddos and the opportunities that they have to "just write" and express themselves. Are we focused on their expressions or just the final product? Do we look at their writing in a deficit-only approach? What lens do we use when reading their writing? Do we find the beauty on the page, or do we just see the words?
Are you familiar with Katherine's work? If not, you can read an excerpt from her book, Hidden Gems, found here. If it makes you think about student writing in a different light, please share your thoughts! I know that you will be changed in some way.
Check back next week and I will share what Katherine told us about persuasive writing!