Writing With Your Students

Today while at school, I lead a writing lesson.  After going over the mini lesson and their assignments for the day, it was time for our work period.  I decided, after getting the idea from Writer's Workshop: The Essential Guide, that i would sit down and write alongside my students.  The results were incredible!  Their looks of shock and glee when I pulled out my own writer's notebook were irreplaceable.  It truly made them more interested in the task at hand.  At the end of the period, we each go to share a bit about our pieces and they were so excited to talk about their work.  Working with your students, a simple and enjoyable task, can truly make a difference.