Background Information / Interests Of Student Essay
Student T. is a six year old boy in first grade. He is the youngest of four children. During his interview, he told me that he loves playing video games. He went into detail about the different video games he plays and how to play them. His favorite video games are Minecraft and Clash of Clans, which he said he plays every day. He also enjoys playing flag football and basketball. Student T. said he likes to ride bikes with his brothers in their neighborhood. He also jumps on his trampoline every day after school. He has two dogs that he really loves.
Student T. told me his favorite subject in school is math. He said he likes math because he is “really good at it". He said he likes to read books about cats because he wants to get a kitten. He also likes to read Magic Tree House books because he thinks it is neat that they travel to “cool places”. He told me that he likes it when his mom reads Geronimo Stilton books because they are hilarious books about a mouse.
B. Attitudes/understandings towards writing, self-as writer, and experiences in required writing activities:
The Writing Attitude Survey Student T. took, demonstrates that his overall attitude towards writing is negative and that he does not enjoy writing. Student T. also told me during his interview that he does not like writing. He said writing was "boring and he has to sit and do nothing". He informed me that he once had a bad experience with writing when his…