As I was recopying some poems into my master writer’s notebook, I came across this one, which I wrote alongside my students after doing some close observations of bubbles. TWIN … Continue Reading Twin Bubbles: Poetry Friday
Today’s the last ever Poetry Thursday. 😦 I just returned from spending a few whirlwind days in New York City (New Jersey and Connecticut too). I packed up the last … Continue Reading New York State of Mind: The Last Poetry Thursday
You absolutely must take two minutes and click over to Christi Overman’s blog, Chocolate for Teachers, and read about her very first sharing session of her teaching career. I think … Continue Reading get a giggle out of this.
Today in a fourth grade classroom, the teacher let me experiment (play) a bit. We focused on places for our notebook entries. After all of the wn entries Stacey & … Continue Reading power of place.
Like Stacey, I think it’s imperative that kids have lists in their notebooks about writing ideas. I think one of the most powerful lessons we can give students in regards … Continue Reading more on generating writing ideas.
Sample List Originally uploaded by teachergal Encourage your students to keep a list of things they can write about in their writer’s notebooks (an idea I took from The No-Nonsense … Continue Reading They can never say that they don’t know what to write about anymore!
Pay it forward! It wasn’t just a movie and it’s not just an expression in my world. Those three little words are ones I try to live by at work, … Continue Reading Take a new teacher by the hand and PAY IT FORWARD!
Just wanted to let you know Z-Scrap has all K & Company products on sale right now (as well as other goodies). Here’s a link to all of Z-Scrap’s sale … Continue Reading writer’s notebook decorations.
Following Stacey’s lead, here’s my list — Favorite Things About Indiana Wide open spaces that allow for my mind to wander during late afternoon/early evening walks. My family is close in … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: my fav things about (you name the place).
I took Cliff and Jen’s advice and turned my time (after I recopied a bunch of poems though) into something productive for my students. I bought the Moleskine Cahiers at … Continue Reading Drumroll please…
I’ve come to realize that this whole “I’m going to recopy all of my writer’s notebooks into one” thing has become exceedingly tedious. I found another old Miquelruis Notebook yesterday … Continue Reading Scanning, Cutting & Pasting, or Rewriting?
I got inspired by Reflections from the Rockies‘ Post entitled “My Favorite Things About Colorado So Far.” Since a good deal of my students’ first couple weeks of Writing Workshos … Continue Reading WN Entry: Making A List
No longer will my students be using composition notebooks or spiral-spined notebooks with perforated edges in Writing Workshop this year. I’m making a move and providing them with REAL writer’s … Continue Reading Steppin’ It Up: Real Writer’s Notebooks
Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in different teaching directions — conventions and craft and process? Do you sometimes feel guilty when you’re teaching about craft that you … Continue Reading the balance of teaching writing.
I taped this poem into the inner front cover of each of my students’ writer’s notebooks this past year. I didn’t think it meant anything to them until, as an … Continue Reading My Writer’s Notebook: A Poem by Brod Bagert for Poetry Friday
Last year I adopted (and adapted) an idea I got from Davis and Hill’s Book, The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing. For an entire year I gave my students weekend … Continue Reading WN: Weekend Check-Ins