Assignment Nine: Final Course Reflection
Take a look at the last section in Regie's text, Writing Essentials, it's chock full of great resources!!!
Teaching in Action: Lesson Essentials 5 Day Lesson Plans & Appendices
• Secrets of Second Graders• Heart Poems• Procedural writing• Hero writing• Persuasive writing• Appendix survey
sure to look through this section. If you haven’t already done so, look
at Appendix A (page A-2.) Re-examine your beliefs about writing by
re-reading the statements about the writing process and marking true or
false in your book. Did you change any of your previous answers? Would
you consider bringing this page to your team or even to your entire
school to jump-start discussions about writing? Take some time to look
through the appendices. There are several useful examples included. One
we’d like to point out to you is Appendix L- The Genre Characteristics
Excerpt on page A-13. Look to the Writing Essentials companion website
at www.heinemann.com/writingessentials for the entire chart as well as
directions to assist you playing the DVD.
NINE: Final Course Reflection - Critically examine your current
literacy program and develop realistic goals to improve your
instruction. Also reflect on the balance between your home and school
life. If our students are to become happy, literate people, they need
happy, balanced teachers. BRIEFLY, share several of your goals with the
class by posting them to the blog for this final assignment.
Thanks for taking our course!!!! Mary & Jackie!