Monday, July 31, 2017

Engaging Writing Session - Moment in time

Design for Real learning

I wanted to engage the learners in their writing. Give them an interesting experience so that they can think more deeply about their writing. We were focusing on descriptive language, but I also wanted to build some resilience with the learners. Since I have high achieving writers they have always been very good at writing so they have experienced a lot of failure or finding this difficult. I wanted an activity that they will have to use resilience and determination to accomplish.

Slacklining

This is a mixture between tightrope walking and trampolining. There is no way anyone can succeed at this without resilience. You fall more than you succeed.







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3 comments:

  1. Kia ora Mr Hattie

    I also have boys that struggle with getting motivated for writing. From your blog I have identified that providing students with rich experiences and engaging topics to motivate their learning will help my boys who often struggle to come up with an idea.

    Nga Mihi

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  2. Awesome ideas to get boys engaged in writing! Kent Somerville

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  3. Hi Mr Hattie,
    I am loving looking through your blog at the different lessons you have created to engage your writers. I am doing a similar inquiry and focusing on trying to motivate reluctant male writers into enjoying writing. We have been doing lots of creative writing sessions but I love the idea of doing physical activities to inspire the students. Along with that your integration of reading and writing is fantastic and having the students dig holes is a great way of helping them connect with the characters!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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