Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014

          One of the things I love about teaching is sharing a passion for writing and good books.  This week we are looking at a beautifully written book, Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies.  We watched a video interview of the very engaging author telling about how she writes her books.   I found a lesson plan that makes an anchor chart of her very descriptive writing and the kids were right there with me today as we delved into the book.  What a feeling that is, to finally have it all come together.   It has been an elusive feeling this year but one I will continue to pursue.  Today we are going to read bat poems and web all of our ideas and attempt to write a poem about bats ourselves.  Amazing what is possible, even when one doesn't like bats!

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