Video Podcast: Jennifer Jacobson

April 2nd, 2010

We sat down with Jennifer Jacobson, author of the new book No More “I’m Done!” , to talk about the many aspects of teaching young writers–the wide range of abilities, the importance of writing with students, and how her book’s mini- lessons help teachers empower students as they progress through the year.

“There’s a major misconception about primary children: that they need to be provided with a whole basket of tools before they can begin to write–they need to know their letters, they need to know their letter sounds–when in truth, most 5-year-olds come to school believing, ‘I’m a writer.’ I think it’s our job not to back them up, but to build on that desire to continue communicating.”

Preview the entire text of No More “I’m Done!” online!

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  • 1. Joyce D'Amico  |  September 14th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I read No More “I’m Done!” over the summer and felt empowered and motivated to begin a writer’s workshop in my second grade class in August as soon as school began. I bought all the supplies, set up a center, assembled folders, but alas, we now in the fifth week of school and I have only found time to have workshop sessions! How do I discipline myself to make time for this important endeavor?!

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