Hello Parents and Students! Our writers workshop is kicking into full gear! We have such a exciting year planned, and during our writing time we are currently working to develop topics in our students high interst and expert areas. This is important, it is much more effective to develop writers who love writing while writing about what they love.
Some of our students are so excited, they have drafted multiple pages and are eager to share with myself and others.
Further, I love to write, and I network with others who do as well. Greg Pincus is an author and poet who I connected with a bit during last spring's poetry month. Since then I have become a fan, and reading one of his poems made me smile. When we read and write, finding this joy is important. This piece made me smile, mainly because, as teachers we take reading and writing very seriously. So does Greg in this poem, and I picture this poem from the point of view of the young reader who is just about to be inspired to read:
I read two dozen comic books. Three graphic novels, too.
I understood the signs so wasn't eaten at the zoo!
I read aloud each billboard as we drove on our vacation.
The packages our food comes in? I read their information.
I figured out which films to watch by reading their descriptions.
I read a lot of magazines (and got a few subscriptions).
I learned the rules of four new games by reading the instructions.
I devoured five new joke books (though I skipped the introductions).
I read the list of all the things I can't do at the pool.
I even read the packet labeled "Welcome Back to School."
I think I am a reader, though in class I get "those" looks...
'Cuz I didn't crack a cover of my summer reading books!
Hope you enjoyed it!