Wow, this blog series was chock-full of information, wasn’t it? I read (and reread) each of my co-author’s posts, scribbling notes to myself each day. Information writing is so complex, and each post highlighted a different aspect of this fascinating genre. In case you missed it:
- On Sunday, Anna showed us how we might guide students to discover the qualities of information writing. She shed some light on the important characteristics of this genre.
- On Monday, Betsy offered some suggestions on how to give students choice in planning, in topics, and in format.
- On Tuesday, Stacey walked us through the process of creating a teacher-written demonstration text for an information writing unit.
- On Wednesday, Deb wrote about how she surrounds her primary students with information writing and how they begin to explore this genre.
- On Thursday, I wrote about how teachers might support their students as they try their hand at narrative nonfiction.
- On Friday, Kathleen shared the many ways she is working to infuse information writing into her third grade classroom.
- On Saturday, Beth shared ways to add beauty and voice to information writing.
- On Sunday, Tara wrote about the many ways her students use their writers’ notebooks to dive into information writing.
Don’t forget to join us tonight, 11/9, for our Diving into Information Writing Twitter chat! Use the hashtag #TWTBlog to join. The chat begins at 8:30 EST. We hope to “see” you there!
Literacy Coach, Reader, Writer