Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Reflections: Part 1 Being a Teacher of Writing

Part I: A Teacher of Writing
This I Believe is an international organization engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. More than 90,000 of these essays, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here on our website, heard on public radio, chronicled through our books, and featured in weekly podcasts. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow. Check out the educators resource tab! There are entire curriculum guides from upper elementary-adult education available to download completely for free.

For the 1st part of your blog response this week please click on the link below to hear a This I Believe essay written by professional skateboarder (and San Diego native) Tony Hawk:


Please construct a This I Believe statement that pertains to being a teacher of writing. You determine both the topic(s) you want to cover, the length of your statement and how you want to attempt the prompt. It is your opinion. Feel free to utilize anyone else you've read from this semester to support your statement.

Reflections: Part 2 My Experience As A Writer

Part II: My Experience As A Writer
For the 2nd part of your blog response you will complete your reflection paper of your WRG texts online. Here are the questions you need to address in your blog response:

1. Describe how you felt getting feedback on your own writing/giving feedback to others in a WRG.

2.. Describe times during the process of writing that you struggled. What did you do to try to resolve the problem?

3. Describe a suggestion from a peer that you used and why OR Describe a suggestion from a peer that you didn’t use and why?

4. Where will I go from here? Will I publish it? Share it? Expand it? Toss it? File it?