If you want to read about some great ideas and ways to get your students composing, go to Wendy’s site and read up about composing with students. Not only is she a wonderful composer, but she actually does everything she writes about so you know they are student tested and you can actually use her ideas with your students. She also writes in a way that is easy to understand, which I don’t always seem to be able to do!
She has many blog posts on how to teach composition to students, including questions from her workshops. If you are not quite sure about how to incorporate composition into an already busy lesson, use some of the tips she posts.
The picture in my post today is one of my young students learning by playing a game. When you make a game of something, students really learn and remember!