Some students want to write more than what is required of them in writing workshop. Enter independent writing projects! But how do you go from being another set of eyes on some additional writing a student does to helping him/her go public with their work?
Encouraging students to have back-up work honors who they are as writers.
Channeling students to write over the summer can generate loads of independence and engagement. Read on for tips on how to get started.
Letting go can be hard. Here are some thoughts on how to engage and disengage from the writer during the process of building independence.
Welcome to the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Here are few quotes for inspiration. Enjoy! When I write, my mind’s not filled with visual imagery. It’s filled with language. Words. I seek words,… Continue reading
Today launches our Independent Writing Blog Series! Join us all week long as we write about writing projects, summer writing, getting published in the real world, multi-genre projects, pulling back to let kids write on their own, and much, much more! Also join us for a Twitter chat on Monday, May 12 at 8:30pm EST with the hashtag #TWTBlog.
At last August’s Summer Institute, Cornelius Minor, teacher extraordinaire and staff developer at TC’s Writing and Reading Project, gave an unforgettable presentation on technology in the classroom which I wrote about on my… Continue reading
How do you make words come alive? In third grade we talked about description and details making our words visible to the reader.
Five things I’m reading, enjoying, and thinking about this Friday.
First graders use a mentor text to get crafty during a unit on informational writing.