Today we used a new tool in our classroom. We now have these awesome Writer’s Phones, thanks to my good friend, Brian Crosby, in Nevada, USA and his post “Can You Hear Me …. Can You Hear Me Now?
The phones, were of course, a huge hit and they enjoyed a very successful integration into our Writer’s Workshop routine.
Here’s our reflection on using the Writer’s Phones for Writing:
“They worked really well because I could hear my voice and I knew where I had to change punctuation. It even helped me see spelling mistakes.”
“It made me pay more attention to what I had written.”
“While I was reading, using the telephone, I heard extra words that I really didn’t need.”
“Even though everyone was reading, I could still hear myself because the phone makes my voice echo in my ear. Usually everyone else reading puts me off.”
Learning got messy in Room 231 today. Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea Brian!