I am on such a HIGH right now. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!! For a VAST thirty minutes, my ten year olds WROTE, WROTE, and WROTE. For THIRTY minutes. Can you get twenty ten year olds to do ANYTHING for 30 MINTUES??
They loved the "freedom" they got with their choices in Writing Workshop. They were able to choose content and form of their writing. I am flummoxed by the inspiration that these fifth graders demonstrated! Some wrote poems, some wrote stories, a couple wrote letters, and one wrote a story in journal form. They created real and meaningful writing.
Can't wait for the next class.