It’s Tuesday! Invest time in yourself, teacher-as-writer, and share a slice of life with the #TWTBlog community.
Through the variety of resources, the widening of access points, the flexibility of expression, and the inclusion of art as a mode for interpretation and analysis, all students- especially students who have been historically marginalized- have additional opportunities for impactful instruction and participation.
April might seem a long time away, but now is the time to start preparing for the April 2021 Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. Blogging is a way to help students develop voice, a sense of audience, build digital citizenship, sharpen writing skills and connect to each other in new ways. Are you ready to share this challenge with your students? Read more to find out all the details!
Our words to our students matter. What our students say to themselves matters. We can inspire and uplift the conversation by using affirmations throughout our teaching and in writing workshop.
This March, we’ll host the 14th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge. We hope you’ll join us! #SOL21 #TWTBlog
Write. Share. Give. We invite you to join the #TWTBlog community in the Slice of Life Story Challenge today! (It’s always worth the time!)
With a personal writing calendar, each kid can see what is going to happen in the unit of study, and has the power to adjust it.
#TWTBlog is looking for volunteers to be part of our Welcome Wagon for the March Slice of Life Story Challenge. If you’ve sliced in prior years, we hope you’ll consider joining this important team!
A silver lining of teaching remotely has been opportunities, like this one, to elevate authentic reasons to read and write. Kids are curious about how others do things, and they have so much real-world expertise to share. A strategy such as this one gives our youngest writers access to topics that might otherwise exceed their emergent writing skills.
In response to today’s events at the U.S. Capitol, our team would like to share some thoughts with you as you prepare for tomorrow with students.
Two Writing Teachers offers prizes to participants of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. At the present time, we are seeking readers of our blog who are willing to donate a prize for the participants of the Slice of Life Story Challenge .
Ahhhh, it’s the first Slice of Life Tuesday of the new year. What an opportunity to kick off 2021 writing and celebrating the community here at Two Writing Teachers Blog. We also have a roundup of OLW posts from #TWTBlog Co-Authors.
There is a freshness in a new year that can feel like an opportunity to evaluate our practices. In this post, I’m sharing what I’m doing to determine where I am and where I want to go. Maybe you want to come along too!
It’s the final SOL Tuesday of 2020!
Please drop the link your slice of life story. Remember to give some comment love to at least three other Slicers’ blog posts today.
The Two Writing Teachers Team is taking a short winter break to rest and recharge. While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2021! Learn more in this post.
Note-taking for the First Time Can you recall the first research project assigned to you? I was in 4th grade, and my teacher assigned us to research the California regions. … Continue Reading Tools for Note-Taking
It’s time to leave the link your slice of life story. Please remember to comment on at least three other Slicers’ blog posts today.
Here’s an idea, shared by an inspirational professional colleague that I’m working toward for February 2021, and if anyone is interested in collaborating and joining in the planning of this, I’d welcome partners.
A Teacher’s Guide to Vocabulary Development Across the Day is filled with practical ideas for teaching vocabulary in K-3 classrooms. It is a resource that will help you develop an innovative and meaningful vocabulary curriculum for your students. Listen to an interview with the book’s author and preview sections of the text.