Monday, October 29, 2007

Co-writing with 4th Grade

Today, the sixth graders were the teachers in Writing Workshop. Mrs. Wolfe's fourth grade language arts class came up to our room to co-write a response to the book, Mountain Magic, written by Alice Boggs Lentz. The question was: How does the main character feel about growing up in the mountains? Use examples from the book to support your answers.

Mrs. Wolfe read the book aloud. The book is the story of a family's journeys home to their grandmother's home in the mountains. The visits are filled with "magic" memories. The sixth grade students did an excellent job as "teachers." They helped their students formulate responses that started with topic sentences, and supported their answer with details from the book.


Tomorrow we will finish answers, revise for content, edit for mistakes, and then publish a final draft on the computers.

21 comments:

laney stephens said...
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laney stephens said...

do not forget we have a s.studies test on tusday {10.30.07}

Mr. McGuire said...

Laney,

You had a terrific post. Please repost with correct spelling!

Thank you,

Mr. McGuire

Shelby Cottrill said...

It was really fun to help the fourth grade on their answer about the book.

I love the book.

Shelby Cottrill said...

this was really fun and it helped the fourth grade in witting. I think that the whole class liked the experience.

Seth Rife said...

I like this experience a lot it help me understand why teachers are so frazzled all the time.

Kyle Ferguson said...

I think this will help the fourth graders.
I think this is a great experience for all of us.

kyah hill said...

It was fun to help fourth graders I want to do it again.

kyah hill said...

It was really fun to help fourth grade because you can teach them something and they can teach you somrthing

emily said...

I think that teaching a 4th grader is a lot of fun. You get to teach them the things that you already know and they don't.

Shelby Cottrill said...

I like this experience a lot it help me understand why teachers are so frazzled all the time.Now I know how the teachers feel when someone doesn't listen. And I know why the teacher are mad and are yelling all the time

Brianne .H. said...

I really liked helping the 4th graders and it can be difficult if your student(s) will not participate in the class.

sean c said...

I really like to do stuff with the fourth grade I hope I did my job right.I would like to help them age.

laney said...

I thought it was cool to have the forth graders come up and do a writing project with us my partner was Kaylee I thought she was nice but the only thing was that she would not tell me if she needed any help my goal is to have her talk to me more and have her tell me if she needs help.

sean c said...

I would like to go and see k-5 and see their up date on thing so I no what they are doing. I would like to work with the 4th grade

Anonymous said...

I THINK THAT THAT IS VERY NICE AND COOL HELPING LITTLER KIDS IS SO NICE IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO SEE WHAT 6th GRADE WILL BE LIKE AND HELPS EXPAND THEIR KNOWLEGDE

HALLOW PARDE said...

HALLOW PARDE SAID THE LAST ONE ABOUT THE KIDS KNOWLEGDE

Christopher T said...

I think that working with the 4th grades was cool. It also went rather well. We get to interact with the 4th grades and get to know them. The best part of working with the 4th grades is that we can see what they know and leaning in in the 4th grades.

Anonymous said...

I LOVED HELPING THE FOURTH GRADE! .
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Anonymous said...

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MJ said...

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