Take Note of What Surrounds You

My students have been doing a lot of noticing in Writing Workshop since we began our Personal Essay Unit of Study last week. Hence, I created this Motivational Poster (of sorts) online. I hope it inspires you to notice what surrounds you this week and to write about it.

Here’s a potential charge for Writer’s Notebook Wednesdays: First, write about what you notice. Then try to grow some thinking about it by writing “And the idea I have about this is…” or “This makes me think…” You’ll be amazed at how much more writing you’ll do once you push yourself using these prompts (which Calkins and Gilette mention in their personal essay book).