My experiences as a creative person, tutor of children, and teacher of creative writing

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Creative Writing-- Poetry Writing

Holidays can be a good time to have children write poems. Halloween is an especially good time to engage young boys in writing poetry since they are writing scary images. It gets away from the stereotype of poetry being "girly" or "flowery".

Creative Writing-- Question how to you get kids to edit their work?

So, question. How much time are you spending with their conventions like periods, capitalization, spelling, quotation marks, etc on a writing project? This year I am turning it more over to them since we don't have Assistant Teachers in the classroom, and I am wondering if that is a good idea. Some are catching on, and others are not. I have a folder where they do the re light green light, and spelling, but I know they are missing a ton. What do you do?
3rd Grade Teacher Janet L