Saloni and Zaena were outstanding today when they were thinking about who they are as readers and writers. They were discussing, defending and convincing each other why and where they think they should be on the reading and writing continuum. I overheard their conversation and it was obvious how honest and accurate they were before just highlighting any indicator. It was a lot like a ping pong game. The ball being the ideas and their thinking was being hit over the net time and time again. Saloni would come up with an idea and hit it the ball to Zaena. This would make Zaena think a bit more about what she was thinking about and then throw another idea back to Saloni. I felt like a spectator. I was watching a flowing conversation of ideas going back and forth between two ping pong players. Together they were able to lift and expand on their own understanding about who they think they are as readers and writers.
October 23, 2013