Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Writing Process

Blogging is not easy!  There is a distinct parallel between blogging and the 'writing process' that we teach our kids.  You need to have some type of catchy title, an introduction, a middle, and an ending that sums it all up.  You can't use the same words over and over again.  You shouldn't use the same simple sentence patterns; instead, you need to join sentences together to make smooth flowing paragraphs. Vocabulary needs to be specific, but not babyish. You need to make some type of 'point'--sort of a mini-thesis statement and your details need to support your point.   Good blogs take time.  In addition to good writing, you also need to add visuals.  Those of you in blog-land need something cool to look at.  I understand, because I hate to see blogs of just text.  I need pictures, cartoons, graphs, or videos. 

My point here is that I don't have the mental power now to write much or put up cool pictures.  EOGs (end of grade tests)  have gone on for a long time. (Read about that here).  Today, I had three meetings after today's EOG session (4 hours worth of meetings).  I'm not complaining, but there's no creativity going on in my brain.  I really feel sorry for those of you (SLPs) who have 50 to 60 kids on your caseloads.  I don't know how you do it. 

This song is for summer!

1 comment:

  1. I'm at 61 kids right now: 20 of whom are in self-contained life skills classes....


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