Empowering Writers

September 2014 Lesson of the Month

This month’s lesson can be adapted for all grades, and is a terrific vehicle for you to get to know students and for them to get to know one another. It involves a skill we refer to as “What feelings look like?” the writerly way of showing rather than telling about the emotional reactions of story characters. And, as well as being an extremely valuable writing lesson this activity also encourages and reinforces close reading and inferential thinking.