The power of working with students comes from working with students who take an idea and run with it . . . make it their own or even morph it into something of their own. Imagine my surprise when this “Currently” text was emailed to me yesterday with this brief explanation:
*Joe asked if he could use the “Currently” format you shared to write about a specific historical figure. Here’s what he wrote. (*name changed)
Applying for a patent for one of many new creations
Communicating with others through the use of devices that are new to man
Thinking about mass production
Creating the first industrial research lab
Generating power for home, businesses, and communities
Founding companies (14 total) including General Electric
Who am I?
Have you read some of the currently posts? Have you tried it yourself?
Did this student have a purpose for writing?
Amazing . . .
I am celebrating the six statements that were written soley by the student in a TRANSFER of learning to a new situation. Did the student even HAVE to write about an historical person? NO! This student was still talking and writing about the “Currently” activity from two days ago!
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And have you guessed who the inventor was? Did you learn a few things during the reading?
Yes, if you guessed Thomas Edison!
Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy at “Two Writing Teachers” for creating a place for us to share our work. So grateful for this entire community of writers who also read, write and support each other!