Day by Day: Routines Cycle 1, Day 4

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Routines Cycle 1: Revving Up

Day 4: Getting Stuck and Working Through It

Challenge: Have students do a little writing about what they do when they get stuck during the writing process. Ask them what helps them get back on track. Then, using their reflections about how they’ve overcome challenging writing situations in the past, lead a class discussion wherein students discuss ways to overcome “getting stuck.”

How did the open forum you created help your students exchange ideas about independence in the writing workshop?

What did you learn about your students’ resilience with writing as a result of the discussion you lead?

How did speaking openly about the writing process, regarding the ways you get back on track, go with your students?

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