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Gerard's class - what happened next?

Gerard continues to use these types of lessons when working on writing. The students are becoming increasingly confident giving each other clear and specific feedback related to language features and they are also able to articulate their own specific areas of strength and areas that need improvement.

Video clip: Next step feedback



One of my strengths for writing, being creative, like, again, create new storylines. Example, here's a sentence I wrote and he liked it:

"Delicious, scrumptious cupcakes – green, yellow, red. One crush of this mouthwatering cupcake and all your miseries vanish."

That was one of my sentences. And yeah, I think he thought it was very interesting.

I need to work on making full sentences like this because I normally just write and keep writing, not knowing that I don't put full stops or commas. Well then... when I realised I have to reread it, and then edit; keep editing until it makes sense.

Published on: 26 Oct 2012

Student quote - strengths and areas for improvement

"One of my strengths for writing is being creative - I can create new story lines. I need to work on making full sentences. It's cause I normally just write and keep writing, not knowing that I don't put in full stops and commas - then I realise. I need to keep reading it and adding to it until it makes sense."