Ryann’s Commute

Ryann Campbell is kicking butt on the Invisibles out there in the state of Washington. Her commute:

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  1. Sunny days like these make it rough to be in a classroom all day!! I really had no creative energy to do much today, so I just pulled a few compelling characters out of my Invisibles notebook that the kids made as an assignment early in the year and we talked about them. I have been having students write up the details of the stories and then I type them later, but I never seem to have time to finish all of my classes. So, I have been staggering the days I do stories and Invisibles with different periods so I don’t have to take work home or stay too late after school I don’t have a prep period, and all my prep is in a chunk on Wednesdays. I need to have the text there for absent students and to use in class on subsequent days. I had an a-ha moment today. I’m kind of kicking myself for not doing it sooner. I had one student in each class that is good at writing type up the details of the character and the text of our “story” right on our class story slide as we were creating them today in my classes. I think my level one students are at a point where they can do it and it is WAY less work for me. I was having them record the details, but I had to transfer them all . I am DONE doing that and cannot believe how much time I wasted. I need to work on turning more over to the students! 🙂

  2. Yes Ryann, Tina is the expert on this. She rarely writes stories at home, preferring Write and Discuss, which is when she just asks the kids to recreate the story in class while she writes it out the day after the story is created. (credit: Susan Gross)

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