When asked to share part of her writing process, fourth grade Wisconsin student, Aster Anderson focused on her love for animals. She also kept her audience in mind as she detailed, “I made a new paragraph to divide it up so people can see what they would like to read about most.”
Aster participated in the Wisconsin Writes series, which, before this year, featured professional writers from across the state. For the 2017-18 school year, the series will feature student writers, celebrating their talents, viewpoints, and passion for writing. Aster is the first student to share her writing process for the year.
Aster’s advice for students about writing surrounds the importance of reading what you write. She says she likes to “read it over after I’m done. I like to go back and look at stuff. If I make a mistake and keep on going I can go back and look at it in the end.”
You can find Aster’s videos on the Wisconsin Writes Department of Public Instruction web page. The first video is of her writing process, where she writes about baboons, focusing on factual information and structure. In Aster’s second video, she answers interview questions about writing, concentrating mainly on revision and editing, with the biggest focus on spelling and punctuation.
Questions about Wisconsin Writes?
For more information and to follow the series featuring students this year, go to: https://dpi.wi.gov/wisconsin-writes.
Contact Marci Glaus, English Language Arts Consultant for additional information.