I recently read a post on Raising Reading and Writers that talked about Glogster. I hadn’t heard of Glogster, which is a tool for creating virtual posters, and therefore checked … Continue Reading Glogster
I’m a believer in routine. When writing workshop is predictable everyone is able to work more efficiently. It takes several weeks to build the procedures necessary to create the culture … Continue Reading Beginning Procedures
If I were still a classroom teacher, then tomorrow would be my first day back to school (unless I were still teaching in Manhattan, and then I’d be heading back … Continue Reading Celebrate What You CAN Do!
When you first start writing — and I think it’s true for a lot of beginning writers — you’re scared to death that if you don’t get that sentence right … Continue Reading Words that are Speaking to Me
Mary Brothers is starting her tenth year of teaching with Dublin City Schools where she has taught first, second, and fourth grades. Last year she was a Technology Support Teacher … Continue Reading Launching Writing Workshop in the Primary Grades: A Guest Blog Post by Mary Brothers
I have admired Katherine Bomer’s work for a long time. Her books are exquisite. Her love of children shines through when she speaks in front of a small group or … Continue Reading Katherine Bomer Speaks About Her Newest Book
Robert B. Parker. There is no one right way. Each of us finds a way that works for him. But there is a wrong way. The wrong way is to … Continue Reading Choice in Sharing
I like collecting quotes, especially quotes about writing. If you like inspirational quotes, then here are a few about writing. Some of these would be perfect to paste onto the … Continue Reading Quotations for Notebooks
There are many ways to go about creating an anchor chart to use in your classroom. One way is to create the chart ahead of time and use it as … Continue Reading Evolution of Anchor Charts
Some teachers buy them for their students. Some teachers have parents purchase their own. Some teachers have school-issued marble composition books. Regardless of where students’ writer’s notebooks come from, there … Continue Reading A New Notebook for the New School Year
Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas everyday. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any. — Orson Scott Card … Continue Reading Words that are Speaking to Me
Ryan Scala has been teaching 4th grade (both as a general educator and a co-teacher working alongside a special education teacher in an inclusive setting) for the past nine years … Continue Reading Imagining Possibilities: A Guest Blog Post by Ryan Scala
Poetry has always been one of my favorite ways to get kids writing during the first weeks of school. If you’ve done bio poems and are looking for an additional … Continue Reading Start the Year with Some Small Poems
Here’s a little Slice of Life from the first student day. As a coach, the first day is one of the days I miss the most about being a classroom … Continue Reading Ruth’s SOLS: First Day Minilesson — What is Writing Workshop?