Have you resolved to write alongside your students this year? (If you haven’t considered it yet, then check out Lanny Ball’s post, which might inspire you to make that a goal for the 2018-19 school year.) If so, engaging in low-stakes writing of your own — in a writer’s notebook or on a blog — is a perfect way to build your own writing muscles (apart from the writing you’ll do in service of the units of study you teach).
Join us today and any Tuesday year-round for our weekly writing challenge. All you have to do is write a post on your blog, share the link to it (in the comments below), and give at least three other participants’ comments on their blog.
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I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).