I asked the students to experiment with creative ways to join independent clauses in their diary entries. These sixth grade students wrote some great sentences, and they wanted you to see them.
Here is the first edit of the preview for the short by filmmaker James Moore of the first annual Poetry Out Loud contest at Inman this year.
I routinely ask students to work together in diverse teams. Tom Wujec says, "When people work together, under the right circumstances, group models are much better than individual models." Wujec points out that "it's the conversations that are the important aspects [of groups]--not just the models themselves." Letting students collaborate under the right circumstances has produced some eloquent solutions to complex problems and some truly moving conversations this year in PC1.