Monthly Archive: October, 2015

The Slice of Life Project…with a “twist”

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Hello, readers! It’s October…time for me to make my annual pitch for writing teachers everywhere to try the year round Slice of Life Project…

Putting Feelings First with Personal Narratives

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Beth’s recent post inspired me to launch personal narratives by thinking about our feelings first.

Digital Writing Portfolios

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If you have not started using writing portfolios with your students yet, give it a try. Start a collection of their work and build in a system of reflection.

Finding Our Writing Buddies

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Sitting down beside a writer holds so much promise and knowing the interest and hobbies of the writer is as important as understanding the process and voice of the writer.

Why Narrative Writing Matters

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When I first left the classroom to become a staff developer in New York City, I had to learn quickly to adjust to new schools, and new groups of teachers. I worked hard to have open conversations with the teachers I worked with, where teachers could ask anything. “No such thing as a bad question!” But there was one phrase that I dreaded. Four words that left me with no idea how to respond.

WRITE. SHARE. GIVE. SOL Tuesday on #TWTBlog

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It’s Tuesday! Join us!

Developing Storytellers

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Support your writers with a plan, choice, and conversation.

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day on Two Writing Teachers #WorldTeachersDay

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October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. Thank you, teachers, for all you do!

A View From The Classroom: Month One.

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October is here! We’ve been in school for just about a month now, and our writing workshop has moved from its early stages of uncertainty and experimentation to let’s-get-down-to-it writing routines…

A New Mentor Text for Opinion Writing

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Finally! I’ve found a new picture book I can use in opinion writing units of study. Learn more about One Word from Sophia by Averbeck and Ismail in this post. Then, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of this book.

Who’s Up For a TWT Voxer Book Club?

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Are you a Voxer skeptic? Read on to find out how Voxer can enrich your teaching life and an opportunity to use Voxer with others in our TWT community.