The Space Where I Learn

A reverso is a poem with two halves. In a reverso, the second half reverses the lines from the first half, with changes only in punctuation and capitalization — and it has to say something completely different from the first half. http://www.readbrightly.com/reverso-poetry-writing-verse-reverse/ My class creates a long day. Time alone is scare. Dealing with drama: easier …

My Class (Slice of Life: Day 31)

When we started this journey on March 1st, I had no idea what to expect. I prepared myself for some bumps in the road, disappointments, difficulties, etc. As we began, questions filled my head. Will my students participate? Will they be excited to post? Will they find something to love about writing?  I am incredibly proud of …

A Rare Wedding (Slice of Life: Day 2)

In my 5th grade class, our current Read Aloud book is Number the Stars. Today we read the second chapter, which included the main character sharing a memory of her 18-year-old sister getting ready for her wedding. After reading, I asked my class to jot down a thought they were having about the book right …