This morning we continued working on our Summer Summaries. We started out with writing a list of all the cool stuff we did over the summer. Next, we went through and picked three or four of our favorite events to write about. The video shows students at all different stages of the writing process. The sewn composition books are our "draft books" where all of our pre-writing and rough drafts go. The loose leaf paper is where we recopy and revise our rough drafts. A few students are starting their final copy on yellow paper. Our focused writing time lasted for about 25 minutes this morning. As you can see, this writing time is completely unassisted and will serve as our baseline writing for the school year.