We also learned more about the teaching of grammar in relevant and natural ways. We studied Jeff Anderson's work titled Mechanically Inclined and Everyday Editing. We used the sentence constructs from Dr. Joyce Armstrong Carol in Acts of Teaching, and Gretchen Bernabei's work from her book Grammar Keepers. We also study parts of speech using mentor sentences and the Invitations to Edit. In addition to that, we study nouns, verbs, and explored proofs and conversations to help interiorize language from Grammar Keepers. Finally, we brought it all together in an Express Lane Edit.
Also we studied each other's sentences and kernel essays by sharing continuously with partners and in triads. We vacuumed the residue with the 3, 5, 7 brainstorm and top ten list. Then we studied sentences using Sparkling Sentences. We had some really wonderful peer writing to highlight and analyze. It was a fun filled 3 days of learning. I can't wait to do this again possibly next year! I do, however, need to get some rest! I am bushed!
|Sharing a Moment Using The Memory Kernel|
|Revising Using RADAR and Tracking the Movement of the Mind|
|Vacuuming the Residue|
|Sharing Collecting Signatures|
|From Three to Joining the Triads to Vacuum More of the Residue|
|Invitation to Collect and Celebrate-Mentor Sentence Share|