Cycle 3 students sharpen their observation and research skills, write original poetry, and explore visual language as they create a class anthology of their personal responses to nonfiction.
Teacher, Susan Brisson was able to spark interest and excitement in her students by sharing her own passion. The process she used in the creation of this classroom anthology can be applied to any topic. The final book wove together research, original poetry and art. The students were very pleased with the final product.
By sharing all of my thinking and gathering before actually writing about my topic I am modeling the decisions a writer makes about topic choice. Students learn that writers research and write about topics they care about. They also learn that writers gather an array of artifacts and materials from a variety of sources to inspire their writing. Susan Brisson
During this stage of the process students:
The following criteria for the project were established by Ms Brisson and her students. The final piece had to include:
This is the planning stage of the process. At this time students:
During the production stage of the process students:
During postproduction students:
Celebrate the completion of the project in some way. Students can receive their own copy of the anthology and parents, peers, school staff, etc. can be invited to a book launch.