Day by Day: Choice Cycle 1, Day 3

To see a complete list of the reflection activities and for an explanation of the program, visit my Day By Day Main Page.

Choice Cycle 1: Physical Choices

Day 3: A place for everything and everything in its place

Challenge: Be aware of the potential for students to organize these four areas in an individualized way. Empower students to take risks and try new ideas for establishing order to their writing lives. As student evaluate their systems, encourage them to make changes so the system works for them and the student isn’t working for the system. Record ideas that are most effective so you can share these with your students.

What systems make the most sense to you as a writer?

How does it feel to have students use different strategies to organize themselves as writers?

Are there systems that may be too cumbersome for the students in your classroom, and should you eliminate them as options?

In your early years of writing workshop, were you too rigid or too loose in developing organizational systems?

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