Hello again friends!
This is Jen from Out of This World Literacy. It feels like forever since I've blogged here and I am excited to share my latest thinking about interactive edits. In the past, I have used D.O.L. (Daily Oral Language) worksheets in my classroom in the hopes that my students would correct all the mistakes in poorly written sentences. I hoped, that by knowing how to correct numerous errors in poorly written sentences, they would be able to write correctly themselves.
My thinking completely shifted when I learned about Jeff Anderson and his idea of showing students well written sentences, rather than putting poorly written sentences in front of them. If you ever have the opportunity to hear Mr. Anderson speak, TAKE IT! He is phenomenal…and highly entertaining I might add.
Check out this amazing 3 minute video of Jeff Anderson as he explains how to invite students to notice great writing.