Treanna has joined our little blogging community with a gripping tale of kites, Nature, loss, and recovery. I’m really proud of her; she wrote the initial draft of her entry in Notepad.
Once she’d finished, I went back through it with her to suggest improvements and grammatical corrections. In the process, she started mastering the use of a dictionary as a tool for finding out how to spell words and made some important decisions about her authorial voice (the word choices are all hers, based on her responses to questions I asked her about what she wanted to say and what she wanted to leave unsaid). This is incredible work and we’re really pleased at her level of interest, her ability to concentrate, and her obvious pride in the results.
I don’t brag about her nearly enough.