Leslie shared some of her students' samples, and we're inviting other teacher-users of WritingFix to share student samples if they use this lesson too.
WritingFix Safely Publishes Students from Around the World! In 2008, we first began accepting students samples from teachers anywhere who use this lesson. Hundreds of new published students now go up at our site annually!
We're currently looking for two types of student samples for this lesson:
- photos of students' decorated writer's notebook pages;
- polished writing that was inspired by the students' writer's notebook pages.
Either type of sample can be posted at this lesson's posting page.
My Twix Adventure
by Sara, fourth grade writer
We scuffed our feet through the automatic door of Target. “Do you really want to be here?” I asked my friend, Emma.
“No, not at all.”
We followed my mom for about half an hour. I absolutely hated it. It was Saturday afternoon, and we were stuck in the clothes section the whole time! It was so boring. I don’t know about you, but I hate shopping. To pass the time, we talked and played a game. When my mom was finally finished, we got up. At the place where you pay, I asked my mom for a Twix bar.
“No, not today.”
“Because I said so.”
Emma laughed a little, so I put a candy bar up to my cheek and said, “Want some Twix? Want some Twiiiiix?” Emma kept on laughing, so I kept on doing it. Then I looked up at the cashier who was staring at me. I felt so weird because I didn’t know anyone was watching. Emma burst out laughing, and she looked like she might blow up!
In the car, I asked my mom to put down my window. “Why?” she asked. I explained I wanted to yell to people to ask if they wanted Twix, which I really did want to do. I yelled to the person next to us, “Do you want some Twix?”
He looked over at me and laughed. The whole way back to my house, we laughed and laughed, saying it over and over and over.
(Click here to open/print Sara and three of her classmates' stories.)