It's going to be very busy the next few weeks...17 days about and counting...Today I was observed for writing/appraisal...nervous start...eased into the first session eventually..It seemed to take forever...due to the fact that I did not keep track of time...and tried to squeeze too much in. Heoi ano...the second session came and went a lot better..plenty of smiles, enjoyment and fun. Students in both groups were great...excellent participation, thinking and learning.
I enjoy feedback and feed forward so today was very worthwhile. I am also proud of the following achievements that we, as a class have enjoyed:
- five genre covered in depth this year (recount, narrative, procedural, explanation and poetry).
- writing daily (SSW)
- 10 proof-reading codes for Room 6 have worked well
- Class shared writing books - excellent models of writing
- Quadblogging - online commenting
- Use of iPads for publishing in different forms
- class modelling books completed and regularly used by students as a reference point.
Thanks Kim for observing myself, partaking in conversation with Room 6 students and your most valued comments, feedback and feed forward. I am a reflective practitioner who will always take on board suggestions and improvements that help or support me with my current teaching practice.
FIVE Modelling Book Tips:
1. Keep a toolkit of pens, coloured pens, ruler, highlighters, pencils, dictionary and thesaurus handy.
2. Write up the WALT well ahead of time and have additional information ready.
3. It's a modelling book so errors or the modelling of errors are acceptable.
4. Ask for samples of work from students to include in the book.
5. Keep the modelling book up to date and encourage students to refer to it often.