Monday, September 15, 2008

Draw From Your Well

When you are just not sure how to teach what your students most need, draw from your well. When you know you have no words to model and demonstrate the literacy strategies for and with your students, draw from your well. Think about what you DO as you read and write. Record what you do and what you say in your head as you construct understanding and compose to be understood by others. Your notes will give your brilliant and radiant words for explaining the why's and how's of literacy to your students. It is like Glenda the "good" witch of the Wizard of Oz said, "You have always had the power within you." By being wide awake to your own reading and writing, you will know how to support your students' literacy journeys with insight and confidence. Your well is deep, your well is perfect.

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