"Rita, I know you posted this a couple of years ago, but would you please provide more details about your lesson? It sounds like a wonderful way to start the year. I am a 4th grade teacher in CA hoping to improve my writing…"
"Read "The Important Book" and have them write one about themselves! First, do a class book together about why the class/grade/year is special to model the process. Then have them each write one. I've done this before, and it worked…"