One of the best paraprofessionals I ‘ve had in my room over the years told me that she loved how I wrote along with my students. She noticed that using my own writing as a model empowered the eager writers in our class.
I wrote my I AM poem for my students today and asked them for help in writing the last line. I jotted down their great ideas.
Then they wrote their own with great endings! I loved hearing their ideas for their own writing, for their peers, and for me.
Is there any other way to teach writing than to write with your students?