When Reading Leads to Writing. Dr. Julie Joslin NCDPI ELA Team Lead February 17, 2012. Text as Muse. What is a muse? “the goddess or the power regarded as inspiring a poet, artist, thinker, or the like”. 9 Muses from Mythology. Who is your Muse . John Grisham. Hank Aaron. Lady Gaga.
Dr. Julie Joslin
NCDPI ELA Team Lead
February 17, 2012
What is a muse?
“the goddess or the power regarded as inspiring a poet, artist, thinker, or the like”
“Why am I asking students to read this text?”
“What Big Idea do I want my students to take away from this text?”
This “big idea” is going to show up in the writing that students will do as the final step in the instruction.
“Writers take their reading very seriously. When they read, they discover topics for their own writing. They become interested in new genres and formats. They study authors’ techniques to learn how to improve their own writing. They develop mentor relationships with their favorite writers, aspiring to be more like them.”
Shelley Harwayne 2005
Read silently “I Am Offering This Poem”
As a teacher, what would be your purpose for choosing this text?
How could this poem serve as a muse?
Bringing students back to the text…..
Reading and writing grounded in evidence from the text
When reading leads to writing, what does it look like?
What does it say?
What does it mean?
What does it matter?
Linda R. Monk – Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution – Grade 8 Exemplar Lesson
See Listening Guide…
What else do you need to know….?