Today was a Monday. I don't usually gripe about Mondays. I was looking forward to it. I had great plans for today. Great plans for the week actually and I was ready to tackle it. Then I found out my students had other plans. It was an interruption fest! I could barely get a word in edge wise. It was as though we hadn't been together in weeks. Ugh! I just wanted to teach but instead I had to put out fires and redirect. Oh well, tomorrow will come and we all decided to focus on one thing we can do better tomorrow. Less talking more learning!
This is coming from a person who values talk as a learning tool. However, today it was a bit overrated!
- Talk about ways we can write with dialogue but without the word "said.
- Talk about "invitations to notice" when it comes to dialogue.
- Share with each other where we have successfully used dialogue and maybe parts that weren't so successful.
- Talk about using feelings and action within our dialogue to add detail and make it more interesting.
Hmmmm....lots of talking in there. Huh, well, I guess I will be more direct about what kind of talking we will be doing and maybe I will talk a little less too! :)