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Unformatted text preview: Greta Streed Reading Response 6: Sara Mosle The beginning of the Sara Mosle piece reminded me a lot of stories my grandma told me about when she used to teach. She was also a third grade teacher and taught in a neighborhood that started to go downhill over the course of her many years teaching in the area. She told me entertaining stories, like one about a boy who fainted at recess and woke up spelling squirrel, a word he’d been struggling with all week. She also told me scary stories, like the time a boy threw a book at her and knocked the wind out of her and bruised her whole chest. Just like my grandma, Sara taught in “some of the most overcrowded classes in the city”. I related a lot to the piece when Mosle started writing about her struggle with getting her students to write. She said writing is a “skill that doesn’t necessarily come naturally”. I’ve been volunteering as a teacher aide in a second grade class this year and I absolutely love it. Their latest project has been to write a story about an island, it could be just details about their island or...
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- Fall '10
- Writing, Educational years, Second grade, Sara Mosle piece