I am a first year ELA teacher and I am having trouble finding engaging ways to teach writing. I teach reading for 45 minutes and that seems to be going well. However, once we switch to writing, it's like a whole new world. I don't know how to get the students to be interested in writing. It is especially frustrating when some of the students write a couple of sentences and then say "I'm done." I teach 6th grade so that is another challenge since they are at an awkward age and don't want to share anything. It becomes an awkward class where time goes slow and too many students claim they are done and "have nothing to do."
- English Language Arts