Assessment serves several purposes, and when used intentionally, can drive instruction in meaningful ways for our learners.
Over the next seven days, my friends and I here at Two Writing Teachers will share important concepts around assessment in writing workshops. We have all given a lot of thought … Continue Reading NEW BLOG SERIES: Assessment Strengthens Writers
How might you use writing to tap into your personal passions? Are you writing a piece that makes you “ache with caring”? And in a chock-full, busy-every-minute life, how can educators find time for writing that is deeply meaningful, with the lens of replicating this experience for students?
One way to become a community of writers is to leave thoughtful feedback.
Meet Pablo and take an adventure in Delphine Perret’s book as he travels the world!
A wise person once told me, conferring is the heart of the writing workshop. And much has been written about how to go about conferring effectively. Guides and professional books … Continue Reading Conferring Tip: Listening Closely
It’s Tuesday! Time to write, share and give!
Whenever I pull a small group for a lesson, there are some important guidelines I try to remember and follow.
My time at the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Conference through snapshots!
I’ve made my share of confessions here on this blog. I wrote about my struggle to keep a notebook here and here. There’s more. Now that school is in full … Continue Reading My Ah-ha Writing Class
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Last week I promised to share student work and my reflections after a week of Getting Kids Excited About Writing. As I listened to … Continue Reading A Weeks Reflections and Student Work
Without a notebook, my great ideas are going unrecorded and, ultimately, forgotten.
Elevate the experience of using talk within your workshop with some tools.
It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.
“My hope is that as you explore heart mapping with your writers, you will fall in love with the stories and poems, truths and courage that will unfold–both theirs and your own.” Georgia Heard in her newest book, Heart Maps.
Read on for a snippet of a writing conference using Google Translate with an upper elementary student who is learning English.