Today I’m working with a literacy coach and one thing we’re going to study is how to help students reflect on their writing. So I thought I’d take a moment to do some reflecting on my Slice of Life writing so far.
I’m a writer who has written poems, lists, and reflections on growing up as a Taiwanese-American, my family, my dog (who is also family).
I’m a writer who likes to write with humor at times and about hard topics too. I like to write personal essays.
I’m a writer who worries about my unclear sentence structure and the words I tend to skip that never get noticed until after I hit publish.
I’m a writer who feels proud of writing something every day and trying different genres like poetry.
I’m a writer who has struggled with using too many parentheses (see above) and finding focus.
I’m a writer who wants to try a six word memoir, to be more descriptive, and to learn from others doing this challenge.
I used the sentence stems from the book Teaching Writers to Reflect: Strategies for a More Thoughtful Writing Workshop by Anne Elrod Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell.