At first, pride filled my heart, but as I continued to watch, I realized the work ethics I was watching at that moment hadn’t been as clear nor intentional throughout the year. The day’s show of teamwork could have been the culmination of a year’s work, but I knew it was something more.
Come let your words out!
“Story is the basic unit of human understanding.” – Drew Dudley, Day One Leadership. We have been learning through story for thousands of years. Our innate fascination for wanting to … Continue Reading Connecting Through Story
Author Melissa Stewart shares her expertise about the role questions play in nonfiction writing.
We cannot underestimate the value of year-end sharing, celebrating and reflecting opportunities for young writers.
A few months ago I received an email from a curriculum director in a district where I sometimes do a bit of consulting: Did I have any data regarding my … Continue Reading Literacy Coaches: How do you assess your impact?
Last week, seven authors and illustrators stopped by to share their expertise with us. ICYMI, here are the links to each of their posts, which all include giveaways of their books and more!
Notice stories as they flicker around you. Share them here. It’s SOL Tuesday!
How is your OLW of 2017 going?
Lynne Dorfman & I are in search of pictures of beautiful writing workshop spaces for our forthcoming Stenhouse book about the basics of writing workshop (to teachers who are new to using the workshop structure). If you teach in a physical space you’d like to showcase, then please fill out the Google Form in this post.
Anna Forrester, a debut picture book author, sings the praises of critique groups, morning pages, and conversing with yourself in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Today’s Author Spotlight includes some poetry with Elaine Magliaro, author of the new book, THINGS TO DO.
Meg Kearney provides us with some ways to teach poetry in the elementary school in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a professional book for teachers alongside a friend? Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli show us how it’s done in today’s Author Spotlight post.
Author Renee Watson writes books that mirror what is happening in our world. It is her way of saying to a reader, “Yes, I see it too. I see you.”
Read some slices, get inspired, write your own! It’s SOL Tuesday.
Author and Illustrator Suzanne Del Rizzo talks about the way she tackled the Syrian Refugee Crisis in her new picture book, My Beautiful Birds.
TWT’s Third Annual Author Spotlight Series begins today. Starting us off is author and illustrator Ashley Spires who has some advice for dealing with criticism.
Here are a few writing games that can add fun and play to learning!
When this post goes live, there will be just 13 teaching days left in my school year. The end is coming quickly and more than ever, every minute counts. I’m … Continue Reading Ending the Year with Intention