Two weekends ago, thanks to Bonnie Kaplan and the Hudson Valley Writing Project, I had the great pleasure of attending Ralph Fletcher’s presentation: “Making Nonfiction from Scratch: How Can We Give Students the Time, the Tools, and the Vision They Need in Order to Create Authentic Information Writing?” I knew it would be a great morning of learning …
A peek into a coaching cycle centered on writing conferences with first graders.
Reminder: Our TWT family is expanding. If you are interested in sharing your love for writing workshop, working with kids and inspiring others through your teaching we hope to hear … Continue Reading Write, Share, Give
Back in March, I had the pleasure of attending the Michigan Reading Association conference in Grand Rapids, MI. I had been preparing my own presentation for the event and … Continue Reading Growing Students Who Love Poetry
“Writers,” Ali said as she leaned in close to teach her second graders, “I’ve got an important tip for you about your realistic fiction characters. You’ve done such a great job describing … Continue Reading Reading & Writing Connections: Getting to Know a Character on the Outside and the Inside
Let’s check in on a moment in Tara’s class from early November of last year as she shares connections between reading and writing workshop.
Be a teacher who writes poetry and share it with your students.
What do you think is better for kids to use in writing workshop: pens or pencils?
This Throwback Post written by Anna is sure to inspire you during National Poetry Month!
WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOLS bloggers. Stretch … Continue Reading Write, Share, Give
Throwback week continues on Two Writing Teachers. Today, Anna shares one of Dana’s classics.
This week on Two Writing Teachers, we each chose another co-author’s previously published post to feature as part of our very own Throwback Week.
Have plans mid-June? Cancel them and prepare to run to your nearest bookstore. The Reading Strategies Book by Jen Serravallo is a must and is intended for grades K-8!
I knew I’d learn something fabulous about the use of mentor texts in writing workshop at Carl Anderson’s session during TCRWP’s March Saturday Reunion…
A guide to crafting your own teaching points for 1:1 conferences, strategy lessons, minilessons, mid-workshop interruptions, and share sessions.
Here is the list of prize winners from our 8th Annual SOLSC!
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Check out Michigan author, Ruth McNally Barshaw and a peek at our family literacy night!
Last week, I had a little brainstorming session with one of my favorite groups of teachers and we came up with a list of tried-and-true teaching moves to help the truly non-talking kids open up a little when it comes time to talk about the work they’ve been doing.