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Chapter 2

jimswife6244 Posted by jimswife6244 in middleschoolwriters on Sep 10, 2012 11:59:31 AM

I always think like a reading person.  I know that helping students buid a connection to their text is the best way to have them become owners of their thoughts and to become proud enough to share.  Writing is provides a windoe to the writers soul and can be a scary proposition. 

Using lots of mentor texts is the ticket so kids can see how everyone else writes too.  They have to feel safe and know it is ok to make a mistake.