Announcing a short pause in our regular blogging schedule
How do you find time to put a focus on the littlest pieces of our writing to create big pieces of work?
Writing takes bravery and a willingness to take a risk. Today is your day to be brave.
Whether you tell stories with the children in your life, or share stories with other adults, these tips will get you started and keep you going all summer long.
Six educators make the case for conferring with students regularly.
My last post was about some of the reflections that I want to remember when I teach any genre of writing, but I also wanted to share more of our … Continue Reading Have Charts, Will Travel. Mentor texts? Even better!
I’ve been thinking about why young writers struggle with personal narrative and realistic fiction writing.
Today is my last day of school! My third grade students and I have been writing our way towards goodbye over the last few weeks.
I began to see what my parent communication was missing. The families have various opportunities to see what we do in first grade, but I have not provided consistent access to the thinking and rationale behind my teaching practices.
Writing isn’t magic, yet your writing can only exist with you.
A lesson from Kate DiCamillo
As I looked ahead and began to attempt to set goals for the upcoming school year I realized I needed a plan. What is your summer learning plan?
Are you a literacy coach? Here are three ideas to try next year.
Ida, Always is a gentle and honest picture book for helping young children deal with and talk about loss. It’s also an excellent mentor text you can use in writing workshop.
Three important reflections inspired by teaching poetry to fifth-grade writers
All of us at Two Writing Teachers are thinking about and planning for summer writing. Summer writing inspiration for our students and summer writing goals for ourselves. Kathleen wrote this fabulous … Continue Reading Summer Writing: A Confession and a Goal