Before this series of posts on preschool writers began, I asked you to tell me what burning questions you had. Get ready for a Q&A!
Last weekend I took a major step forward towards my dream of publishing children’s books. I attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Annual Conference in New York. This post includes highlights from the keynotes and breakout sessions.
Can first graders write Slice of Life Stories?
“I write only because There is a voice within me That will not be still” ― Sylvia Plath, Letters Home Welcome, Tuesday slicers. It is the last Tuesday in February…four days … Continue Reading WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOL TIME
Many students struggle with the research portion of research-based writing. Here are some tips to help students to conduct Internet searches safely and effectively.
Would you please fill out the SOLSC 2014 Participant Information Form contained in this post? It will help keep track of who is participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Further, it will assist us with timely prize distribution in April.
Writing is a big animal. A subjective animal as well when it comes to teaching our youngest writers.
On Monday, I wrote a post about our classroom writing blog and the way this type of “digital writing notebook” enhances our work in writing workshop and helps us gear … Continue Reading Some ideas about supporting young writers in the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge
I’m always looking for exemplary informational mentor texts. When Under the Freedom Tree crossed my desk, I knew I found one I wanted to share with you. It’s the story of … Continue Reading Interview with Susan VanHecke + a Giveaway
Take a look at all the prizes for Slice of Life Story Challenge participants!
Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer. … Continue Reading WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOL TIME
With the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge just around the corner, perhaps some of you are thinking more than ever about starting a class blog just for writing. Over … Continue Reading Keeping a writing blog: taking our writing workshop online
“People who are comfortable composing are much more likely to have strong identities as writers than people who don’t.” Katie Wood Ray & Matt Glover
We are moving from our researching phase into our first draft phase in writing workshop – and my sixth graders are beginning to experience the inevitable struggle of transforming their … Continue Reading Laying a strong foundation for writing nonfiction through mentor texts
Join us in introducing a great team to make the March SOLSC even better!
Using mentor texts and a notebook entry to think about biographical writing