My son is a first grader, and he loves to draw. Today he is drawing robots (he tends to stick to themes). Being an appreciative mom, I took this picture of one I especially liked, which he titled Halloween Robot Monster.
About 15 minutes later he came running back into the room with the drawing, which had some additions. He said, “I decided it needed a scene, and some scanners.” And I, his writing teacher mother, thought, “He’s revising!”
Thanks to my great friend Jessica Piper, writing teacher turned preschool entrepreneur, I had just read a great blog post about Readers and Writer Workshop in preschool, without which I might never have had this thought.
Creating readers and writers early matters. Learning that it’s ok to make revision while still young will pay off later.