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Entry Points to Get Students Writing in Their Writer’s Notebook: Our Favorite Things

It takes more than a new writer’s notebook and preferred writing utensils to get kids writing! Teaching students a variety of strategies to generate writing in their notebooks is helpful if we want them to view their writer’s notebooks as both a workbench and a playground.

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What goes in a Writer’s Notebook? Notebooks as a Writer’s Tool

Regardless of genre, we want to inspire students to develop their voices as writers, and then use those voices to entertain, inform, and change the world.

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Differentiating the Writer’s Notebook for Every Stage K-8: Notebooks as a Writer’s Tool

If you can’t sketch quickly or jot words quickly, or the lines in on the paper feel too small, or you find it difficult to organize your ideas on a blank page, then perhaps there might be other tools that are a better fit for you.

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Ways to Organize Writer’s Notebooks: Notebook as a Writer’s Tool

There is no one “correct” way to organize writer’s notebooks. So much depends upon the purpose the notebooks serve in your classroom and how students will utilize them during writing time. My goal with this post is to share different possibilities for organizing writer’s notebooks and present you with various options. To section or not to section will depend on how you see writer’s notebooks and the role they play in your workshop.

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4 Purposes for a Writer’s Notebook: Notebooks as a Writer’s Tool

Understanding the purpose of something can unlock a path forward. This week, the authors of Two Writing Teachers are devoting digital ink to supporting teachers in thinking about the writer’s notebooks as an important writer’s tool. Today, let’s think about the various purposes of a notebook…

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Throwback Week: A Peek Inside Dana’s Writer’s Notebook

    This week on Two Writing Teachers, we each chose another co-author’s previously published post to feature as part of our very own Throwback Week. I am kicking it off, with a great one, originally posted by Dana. Enjoy! Winter break is coming soon, replete with its promise of snowy days spent sledding down hills or… Continue reading Throwback Week: A Peek Inside Dana’s Writer’s Notebook