Monday, August 30, 2010

6th Grade Autobiography stories to come

Will be starting autobiographical writing with my 6th graders later this week.

I do wonder what stories they will choose to write about their lives. Many tell me that they have little to say about themselves.

Example: today I asked community circle: what did you do this weekend? Most said little other than videogames and family visits.

I think the family visits are probably very rich events to describe, but they rarely (never) expand upon these stories.

I suspect my students feel their lives aren't worthy of writing. My primary task will be to show them otherwise.

(I wish I had family visits to write about ...)

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