Calling all primary writing teachers. Today Janet Ahn shares how she worked with her Kindergarteners to continue thrive in writing workshop through the pandemic. These young scholars continued to draft pieces, engage in conferring, collaborate to mark up mentor texts, and publish their writing through online platforms. Their dedication to continuing the writing workshop virtually was a reflection of how they truly saw themselves as writers.
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When we know the purpose or the why in our work we work intentionally. As teachers, knowing our writers are working with intention allows us to trust the students. With trust, we can step back and allow students to make the decisions about their writing.
The most important minutes of your writing workshop require zero hassle and no prep–only precious time. The minimal investment is worth its weight in gold. Welcome to the sharing circle with guest teacher Lori VanHoesen: The bridge builder you didn’t know was doing the hardest work all along.
We cannot underestimate the value of year-end sharing, celebrating and reflecting opportunities for young writers.
There is an adage: if the teacher is working too hard, the students aren’t working hard enough. There are many cases where this is true: in a writing conference when … Continue Reading Sharing the Work: Assigning Teacher Leaders for Unit Planning
I’m proud to announce my second professional book with Stenhouse Publishers will be coming to you in the winter of 2016.
How does sharing fit into your writing workshop routine? Find tools and ideas to put sharing on your priority list of daily rituals.
About four years ago, I heard of a wonderful tool, Kidblog, that could be used as an ad-free environment when blogging with students and the key word that caused me to … Continue Reading Sharing Voices by Blogging: A Guest Blog Post by Amy Rudd
I’ve been wanting to try out Storify for awhile, but haven’t head a reason to use it. Until now. I decided to put together Storify some of my tweets and … Continue Reading Sharing Some Thinking from the Writing Institute
First — Kudos to everyone who is extending this challenge to their classrooms! Second — the logistics of sharing your students Slices. If you have questions after reading this, please … Continue Reading Sharing Student Slices
Welcome to our weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge. If you’re a regular participant, then go ahead and link away. However, if you’re new, or are thinking about sharing your … Continue Reading Joining-in & Sharing a Slice of Life
Robert B. Parker. There is no one right way. Each of us finds a way that works for him. But there is a wrong way. The wrong way is to … Continue Reading Choice in Sharing
Katherine Bomer said, “Writing celebration is the most important part of the writing process” (TCRWP Key Note Address, 7/8/08). Bomer suggests that this is because every writer writes for the … Continue Reading Back to Basics: Sharing (Part of TWT’s Big Picture Series)
I spent the first few weeks of school modeling how to share during “Share Time” at Morning Meeting. I did this so that my students would have a greater sense … Continue Reading Sharing (at Morning Meeting)
I did the strong emotions lesson (using Skittles) on Friday. My demonstration was way longer than it was supposed to be (on paper), but I felt that I needed to … Continue Reading Sharing Lists of Emotions
I built a website on Shutterfly to share pictures and news with my students’ families. This might be overkill seeing as I also built a classroom blog. I was going … Continue Reading Sharing Photos with Students & Families
Aimee Buckner’s Book, Notebook Know-How, is an excellent resource for providing kids with strategies for generating notebook writing. Since many folks who took our poll asserted that they wanted more … Continue Reading Sharing a Notebook Lesson
May I just say what a gift it is when we share our writing with others? Today in the BWWT, we opened up an “Author’s Chair.” The readings were amazing. … Continue Reading The Gift of Sharing.
I just received a mailing from my school over the weekend with our summer professional reading. There’s an excerpt from The Art of Teaching Reading, as well as a copy … Continue Reading Sharing in Writing Workshop