It is so important for writers to read their writing out loud, to really hear the sounds and rhythms of their words and sentences-and, of course, to still catch errors.
Here is a video of Lucy Calkins talking about reading your work like it is...
or read something aloud in a way to help students listen for the rhythm that particular words and sentences create.
You could use your own writing or a students writing.
Pay attention to:
- sentence length (this helps crate mood)
- the way sentences begin -do they usually start with a similar construction-if they do is it purposeful
Partner A: Read your story
Partner B: Give feedback
- I was feeling (give an emotion or lesson of the story....because...(give an example from story).
- Suggest ideas for the writer
- DO NOT EDIT!!!!
Rewrite, ReVise, Rehearse, Reread....
***Before we work together take a moment to write down what you want your partner to listen for or pay attention too.