•  Writing

    Being a Writer centers its instruction on children's trade books to inspire and model good writing.  Lesson focus on the following areas:



    * Getting Ready to Write - Students gather to hear and discuss a read aloud story, brainstorm ideas for writing, and participate in shared or modeled writing exercise.



    * Writing Time - Students are provided time to work independently as writers.



    * Sharing and Reflecting - Students share their writing with their peers in a safe and caring environment.