Saturday, 22 July 2017

Striving for 'Excellence' in Writing

During the term we have been working on improving the quality of our writing.
Firstly, we have been practising the words we know - we call these our fast words. Knowing how to write these quickly helps when we have got lots to write about. Using the writing cards also makes it easy to check the spelling of these words.
Setting our own goals helps us to think about what we are trying to improve while we are writing. Our goals are on a lift up card in the back of our writing books. We look at these goals everyday and once our stories are finished, we can have a conference with the teacher. She discusses our goals with us and gives us  some feedback on how we have gone. We love to collect a sticker when we have achieved the goal we have set. Some of our work gets displayed on 'Wow Work' for other people to read.
Sometimes we share our goals with a buddy and discuss our writing with them. Our buddy gives us some feedback on what the next steps might be to continue improving the quality of our writing so we can be..... 'better than before'.

Have a look at some of the photos of us sharing our writing with a buddy. We are talking about our goals and giving feedback.

Zeppelin is showing Chloe some evidence that he has achieved his writing goal.

Ben is looking at Vincent's writing and giving him some feedback.

Ana Claire and Marcel are discussing their writing goals.

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