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Routines Cycle 2: Writer’s Notebooks
Day 4: Dropping everything to write
Challenge: Carve out fifteen minutes of the school day, at least once a week, when you provide your students with time to just write. Consider a list of topics students can write about so they spend most of the short time allocated to writing rather than thinking about what they could write.
Did you write alongside your students?
How did this uninterrupted time for writing help you as a writer?
What were your kids’ reactions to this unstructured time for writing?
How will you go about infusing this type of writing time into your daily or weekly schedule while still fitting in everything else you’re supposed to teach?