You can’t forget about the process. Language Arts are about the process as much as the product, we know this, but you forget the process if you don’t immerse yourself in it.
I gave my Grade 7’s the task of creating collages that express the concept of “innovation”. Irony: I was barraged by 21 students wanting approval for each clipping they found. “Is this innovative?” they wanted to know.
I stayed after school tonight and made my own collage. I probably hadn’t made one since I was in high school. Tomorrow I’ll describe my process to them instead of describing the final product. Process-driven teaching leaves room for innovation.