In recent meetings with teachers, it's been discussed that students have an apathetic view towards writing. Student writing, or lack thereof, is a big concern.
I have had the opportunity to attend ELA content meetings hosted by DESE. In the first meeting, the Missouri Writing Project addressed the topic of cultivating a writing community. An important part of creating a community of writers is sharing student writing. Sharing student writing comes in many different forms. Writing can be shared:
Several years ago, our building celebrated student writing by “publishing” it in the halls. Classes and teachers were often seen reading these pieces and even giving feedback. It was tedious to put up everyone’s work, but the payoff was that kids saw themselves as writers and felt honored. There was purpose and audience. When students see purpose and that someone is reading their piece, they are more likely to put in the effort to edit and revise their writing.
Here are a few links regarding this topic with some ideas on ways to think differently about publishing and sharing student writing.
V.P. Elementary Library
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