|This is Winston the Wonder Dog "digging."|
Let's start with an amazing analogy of writing with Kirby's adorable dog Winston. Kirby shared with the students about her love for animals and how she finally got her first puppy named Winston. As she learned many lessons about having a new puppy she realized those lessons connected with writing. I LOVED these ideas and all 24 of my students said it really helped them to think about writing differently.
#1 SIT/STAY (sometimes as a writer you have sit and stay and continue writing)
#2 DIG (many times as a writer you have to dig (research for facts to support your writing)
#3 EXPLORE (be willing to go a little out of your comfort zone in your writing)
As she discussed these ideas and the way she connected her thinking to her Hattie Big Sky, Nubs and Two Bobbies. I have to say this was a HUGE lightbulb moment for me as well as my students.
|Newberry Club members with Kirby Larson.|
|Our class picture with Kirby Larson!|