September is here and with September comes remembering. How are you planning to talk, read and write about 9/11 this year?
Think about what inspires you. What do you want to write about? Is it being on a sports team, loving to read books, playing with the neighbor’s baby? Then start writing!
At the beginning of her talk, Mrs. Aubin told us about being getting a very strong feeling that she should write the 9/11 Survivor Tree’s story. She truly felt that it was something she was supposed to. Have you ever had a strong feeling that you were supposed to do something? Please write about your experience.
Write about something you survived. Like a shot at the doctors, losing a family pet, having one of your friends move away, or even changing teachers or moving to a new school.
Mrs. Aubin gives the tree feelings and emotions. Think about something you could give feelings to. What kind of story could you tell?
When the tree returns to the memorial plaza, things feel both different and also the same. Can you think of a time when you went somewhere and you had this same feeling? Did you ever go back to an old school? Did someone ever return from some place and he or she felt different but the same, too?”
Why do I write?
Today, I write to remember and honor those brave souls lost on 9/11.
I also write to share these possibilities for Writing about Reading directly from the author – Cheryl Sommers Aubin.
Today, I write as I reflect on the character of heroes!
(Check out a previous post about The Survivor Tree in “Reading and Writing Instruction: Paired Mentor Texts“)
Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.