Saturday, April 9, 2016

The War For Literacy, Session 3

I have had a great time today, meeting and working with the youth of Grand Forks.  We are fortunate to live in a community that embraces education and promotes a variety of activities for our youth. Margaret Mead once said “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”  The War For Literacy supports this notion and Chris Crutcher did a terrific job connecting with our students and encouraging them to write about what they know and the human condition.  A huge round of applause needs to go to all of the War For Literacy organizers.  You need to do this again!!

Teaching blogging/vlogging is interesting to me.  I didn't focus on the writing process; rather I focused on where to place your writing and how to get it there.  Hopefully the vehicle of blogging allows students to find their voice and yell when they need to.

To encourage the writing process, students chose a prepared prompt out of an envelope.  My prompt for this session is "what were you doing when you last lost track of the time?"

I last lost track of time a second ago.  It is amazing how quickly that can happen.  Blogging can do that to you.

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