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.
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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