Of late Brenda has been visiting French Immersion classrooms, exploring ways in which teachers are describing quality as students write in French. In Michelle Follow’s Grade 2/3 classroom at École Howden in the Louis Riel School Division, students are engaged, in the words of one of the writers, “In three easy steps…I do it, we do it, you do it (Routman, Writing Essentials) …instead of ten hard steps.”
This young writer has perfectly described what happens when we use modelling, shared writing, success criteria, and descriptive feedback to provide students with a clear picture of quality. To read more, go to Brenda’s latest blog post.
As we move into the last two months of this school year, we at connect2learning are planning for the 2015-16 school year. To learn more about kicking off your new year with one of our August Institutes, please click here.
All our best,
Brenda, Sandra, and Anne