Meet Writers Where They Are Blog Series

ICYMI: Meet Writers Where They Are

Today, our November Blog series comes to an end. We began our series with a unique video reflection from each TWT co-author. In these short videos, we shared what it means to each of us to “meet students where they are.” You can watch these short videos on Flipgrid here

We hope you have found many strategies to help meet writers where they are in a writing workshop. In case you missed a post, you can find the link to each post in this latest series below. 

Our blog series launched on November 1st with Melanie’s post about empowering students to function independently. She shared that the more we know about “how, where, and why a student is functioning,” the better we can teach them in her post, Meet Writers Where They Are: Making Learning Relevant and Personal.

On Monday, November 2nd, Kathleen shared ways we can rebuild writing stamina with our students, after months of interrupted or inconsistent learning in her post, Developing Stamina: Meet Writers Where They Are.

On Tuesday, November 3rd, Therapi shared about the power of learning progressions, tools for generating ideas, and targeted feedback in her post, Generating Ideas for Opinion Writing: Meet Writers Where They Are.

On Wednesday, November 4th, Beth shared ways we can “teach toward the work they will do on their own,” whether we are in a hybrid or in-person model in her post, Fostering Independence In a Hybrid or In-Person Model: Meet Writers Where They Are.

On Thursday, November 5th, Betsy shared three important factors that are essential for developing independence in a remote classroom: access to tools, instructional routines, and opportunities to share in her post, Developing Independence in a Remote Classroom: Meeting Writers Where They Are.

On Friday, November 6th, Stacey shared ways to help students develop the skills they need for crafting grammatically correct pieces in her post, Grammar and Conventions: Meet Writers Where They Are.

On Saturday, November 7th, I shared some ways we can problem-solve three primary behaviors in a writing workshop in my post, Behaviors: Meet Writers Where They Are.

On Sunday, November 8th, Amy shared ways we can meet (and hook) advanced writers by using a “go-to set of mentor texts” to help move students into levels they are ready to explore in her post, Imagination Bait: Meet (and Hook) Advanced Writers Where They Are.

As Kathleen shared with us at the start of the series, “We sincerely hope what we share in this series is affirming, offers some new perspectives and ideas, and allows you to continue to meet your students where they are.” 

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