An historic Inauguration Day is rapidly approaching. Are you reading a book about the transfer of power or about our President-Elect? Will you be watching the Inauguration live with your class and having them write about it in their notebooks? Not sure? Check out an article I wrote about ways to celebrate Black History Month, which includes some ways to celebrate Inauguration Day as well.
REMINDER: If you also had your students write a letter to their future selves (to open on Tuesday, 1/20/09), then make a mental note to gather those up and return them to the kids on Tuesday morning.
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).