21 minutes | Nov 16th 2020

6. Celebrating Student Writing Growth

Welcome back to The Literacy Dive! Writing is hard. Are your students feeling defeated from time-to-time in actually seeing their writing growth? Do you need new ideas for celebrating student growth and keeping student momentum going when it comes to writing? In this episode, I will share systems to use student writing samples as a way to empower them and continue their writing growth. No matter how far into the school year you are, it is not too late to begin these practices!    Key Points: Keep 3-4 student samples (beginning of the year, Nov/Dec., March, end of the year) Option 1: Consider adding student samples to their writing folder in sheet protectors; this writing stays with them all year long as a reminder of growth Option 2: Involve parents by sending copies of the samples home with report cards; this celebrates writing progression and parents gain insight from the visual growth Option 3: Keep writing samples on file separated by each student; keep this easily accessible to pull during writing conferences or when you want to celebrate student growth Option 4: Class display board; celebrate frequent writing samples and students begin understanding the importance of writing for an audience Every student is a writer and every student will show growth   Connect with Megan on social media: TpT Store Instagram Blog Facebook Page The Literacy Dive Facebook Group Youtube If you are enjoying The Literacy Dive, please subscribe, and leave a review on iTunes!
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