Writing Workshop Communication: Screencast Author’s Notes


Screencast author’s notes are the perfect way to build a triangle of communication between parents, students, and the teacher!

(And on the very, very most practical level, it gives me a class period at my desk to make sure everyone has submitted a best draft on time while students work!)

Here are some resources to get you started:

And here are two samples. Both are from my student Katie (whose permission I asked to share these!) — one when she was in seventh grade and one when she was in 8th grade. These would be great examples to share with students as a model for what you’re looking for!

I’m so curious to hear how you have big kids share writing with their parents. What has worked for you? Please leave us a comment below, find us on Facebook, or let me know on Twitter!

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