Happy Saturday! Welcome to Saturday Sayings!
I have joined Tammy at Forever in First, Julie at Lighting a Fire in Third Grade, and Lori at Conversations in Literacy, during the month of April to share our favorite quotes and reflections. This is the final post for our April series. It has been a great experience. Thank you ladies for such a great exchange of ideas!
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My quote today is from Ralph Fletcher...
"I am not a big believer in story starters. I believe that the best ideas are living inside you. Your challenge is to dig them out."
I really like Ralph Fletcher's approach to the question, "What should I write about?" Rather than giving students a topic to write about, he gives ideas to jump-start imaginations. You can find the ideas HERE.
We can use his ideas to have conversations with our students that will lead to authentic writing. Every writer gets stuck and needs a little help to get those creative juices flowing again!
I want to share a video clip that I found this week. It is a great example of how Writing Workshop can work in a primary classroom. I hope you enjoy it!