I am a teacher of all trades, as most teachers are, and enjoy interweaving subjects into each other. Getting students excited about learning, reading, researching, using technology is what I love to do. I am always trying to learn more about how to engage and motivate our students to find their own learning interests.
Love this! It is something I have done with my classes also, there is always so much great insight that comes out of it. The hard part for me has been getting the students to dive deep into each others' writing and give useful feedback. So I appreciate how you explain that part should be a separate lesson and practice.