Let me just take a step back though and take it from PART I of my post on personal essays . On that post I had mentioned how students generated ideas and started coming up with evidence to support their ideas/topic. I really took the time to make sure the body of their essays was well structured before moving onto conclusions. We spend a few days developing. They met with their writing partners, conferred with me, met with an intern (isn’t that amazing! – I love Ms. Rojas), etc. I make sure I am NOT the sole source of information in my room. I meet with them on an appointment basis (just post the names of who I will be meeting with on the board at the beginning of the day). Their writing partners are really the ‘first’ go-to person. This does not mean that if a child really needs to talk to me I reject him/her: I just try to meet with everyone one-on-one at least once in the course of a week.
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