I would love to see my 8th graders write stories for the kids at an elementary school in our district!
Not only would this project serve to teach my students how to enjoy learning, work with one another, and solve real-world problems, but would enable them to synthesize the skills that they learn in their ELA classes, ranging from reading informational and fictional texts to writing and grammar.
If you have ever done a problem like this, particularly if it aligned to reading standards, I’d love to read your experiences.
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master’s of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students’ voices and choices.