First graders at Jones Elementary had a wonderful visit from Denise Lohmiller, the elementary ELA coordinator for Rockwall ISD, to learn about how to take their writing from good, to great!

In order to engage the kids and to increase excitement, Ms. Lohmiller dressed in scrubs and taught them that sometimes a doctor needs to be called in to perform “story surgery” by cutting their stories apart at the point where more information can be added.

“All children have stories to tell,” said Ms. Lohmiller. “I knew that many students would be ready for the challenge to call the doctor in to help make their writing even better than it was the day before!”

This is their first attempt at learning how to revise their writing like real authors.

It was a great, interactive lesson and the students took their writing to the next level!

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