TWTBlog and TWTPod are taking a summer break. Read on to learn about some exciting changes coming to TWTBlog in August. This post also contains information about Slice of Life Tuesdays, Voices from the Community, and more.
On The Magical Beauty of Writing in Early Childhood
This year, I have been collecting my students' writing since October. I have been hoarding it, stashing it away, and refusing to give it back until I'm ready. I'm almost ready!
Sparking Writing Engagement: Reinventing Checklists and Revision with a Scavenger Hunt
When the year is winding down, but you want to engage students, reinvent what they already know!
Write, Share, Give.
Share a slice today, Tuesday SOL!
When I joined the Two Writing Teachers team in 2013, I never imagined what an important part of my life it would become. I had recently moved from Brooklyn to rural Vermont, I was pregnant with my son Jackson, and my daughter was just about to turn four years old. Eleven years of posting later,… Continue reading Saying Goodbye
Treat Yourself to a Summer of Writing
If you’ve determined that carving out space for your own writing life is important this summer, here are a few tips for making it happen.
Graphic Novels: The Perfect Way to End the Year
Graphic Novels: The Perfect Way to End the Year. Learn how you can leverage all the work you've done in writing workshop all year long to ignite joy and engagement.
Share your bright or your blurry. Slice of life is today!
Summer Writing Ideas
A common question at this time of year is a welcome one! How can we encourage children's writing lives over the summer? Here are a few ideas to share.
Play Up Partner Time! 3 Quick Games That Yield Joy, Ownership, & Success
Finding small ways to infuse a playful spirit into writing workshop keeps me (and students) feeling excited about each day’s experience. When we tinker with new ways of approaching workshop learning routines, everyone wins! Today’s tips are focused on simple ways to play up partner time.
Writing: A Form of Deep Play
Many writing workshops have become more structured, so teachers need to help students seek opportunities to rediscover the raw and unconstrained power of writing.
Writing Teachers: It’s Time to Pass the Baton!
By taking a few simple steps and asking some easy questions, you can pass your knowledge about your current students on to the next teacher and prepare for a new group of incoming writers.