First-Grade Philosophy

I had the absolute joy of speaking to 24 first graders this week about the writing process. Our talk centered around the fine art of revision, and how important it is to the quality of our work. The early learners were eager to point out mistakes, chime in details to add, and cut out ones that didn't sound right. This innocent visit to the world of six-year olds encouraged me to reflect on how in life we also need to take the time to revise ourselves, too. When writing, the first thing the … [Read more...]