So...I decided to post about a tool and a trick that I have used recently. After being in the literacy coach position for four years and coming back to the classroom, it was a tool and trick that I had pushed to the back of my memory. After 15 years of teaching, I don't remember who said it. I don't even remember if it was something I read or something that was said. All I know is that I stored it, and wish I could remember who/what suggested it to me because I would love to thank them! This tool and trick combination brought a spark back to revising and editing this week.
Tool: a green colored pencil and red colored pencil
Trick: to color code your sentences. The capital letter at the beginning gets green for "go" and the punctuation gets traced over in red for "stop"
|A student transfers the tool and trick to writing about your thinking in inquiry workshop.|
Have any simple tools and tricks that you use? Reading, writing, math...whatever! Would love to hear them...leave a comment! :)