Fannie Hall – 2016-2017
Young Authors Project
October 2016 Presentation:
Problem of practice: How do I engage emergent readers and writers as I teach the writing process? Often emergent writers are met with uncertainty and frustration. They sometimes struggle to find their creative voices. What better way to encourage young authors to push through and build stamina than to allow them to publish their own colorful, professional books? Displaying unique student-produced books in our classroom library will not only motivate students, but will allow them to be true resources for one another. A color laser printer and scanner would allow our class to become published authors. It would also allow me to write and publish my own leveled readers. Reading colorful books written about your class, by your own teacher, should engage and interest young readers.
As evidenced by test scores, reading and writing have long been our weakest areas. Since I teach Kindergarten and first grade reading and writing, I would like to build a strong foundation for our school and encourage a lifelong love of literacy.
Student work samples will be shared via The Holler and at the Promising Practices Summit. Both student and teacher created books will be shared at PLC’s. Students books will also be videoed and played on YouTube.