Reflection: An Introduction with Purpose - Section 1: Welcome Lesson


The letter assignment is something I've used for years to get the school year started.  It is valuable for a number of reasons.  One is that it allows me to "see" my students.  I learn loads of information about their lives outside school.  Two is that the assignment is non-threatening, so students are able to feel successful and comfortable right away.

Three, I learn loads of information about them as students.  As they answer my questions, I learn directly about their thoughts and opinions of reading and writing.  However, I also learn indirectly about their skills as a writer and identify both communication concerns like handwriting and issues with "on time" work.

I've yet to find an assignment that gives me so much (so simply) at this point in the year.

  Letter Assignment Reflection
  Letter Assignment Reflection
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An Introduction with Purpose

Unit 1: Routines and Rituals
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT write a friendly letter in response to Mrs. Doolin's introduction letter.

Big Idea: Start the new year off "write" with a multi-purpose assignment.

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