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

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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.

Creating Classroom Environments: Introducing Writer’s Notebooks

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Four tips for introducing writer’s notebooks this fall

Electronic Writer’s Notebooks

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It’s hard to know which note-taking or journaling app is right for you ’til you give a few a try. After using Day One, Noteshelf, and Penultimate, I have a better idea of which one suits me the best.

Writer’s Notebooks

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Last week I had a conversation with a middle school teacher who has spent her summer studying writing workshop and is excited to make writer’s notebooks the backbone of her writing instruction. This… Continue reading

Making Writer’s Notebooks Personal

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In my last post, there was this comment: Heather on Saturday August 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm said: Thanks for these ideas! But I really can’t wait to read about your ideas on writer’s notebooks on… Continue reading

GUEST BLOG POST: Writer’s Notebooks: Traveling as a Pathway to Writing More (for You!)

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Sarah Mulhern Gross has been a middle school language arts teacher and currently teaches 9th and 12th grade English.  She has a keen interest in young adult fiction and nonfiction and strives to… Continue reading

I {Heart} Writer’s Notebooks.

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I just said good bye to a former student (who is now a friend) and her fiance after they had dinner with us.  She loves to write and is planning to become a… Continue reading

Portable Writer’s Notebooks

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I’ve written a couple of mini-grant proposal on DonorsChoose.org in the past couple of years for real writer’s notebooks (i.e., Bluelines and Moleskines) for my students to use so that they wouldn’t have… Continue reading

Writer’s Notebooks, Art Journals, Scrapbooking, Blogs???

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Liza Lee Miller said:  Okay . . . here’s a question for you. As a teacher, as a writer, as an artist . . . what is the difference between a Writer’s Workbook… Continue reading

Inspiring Words for the Inside of Students’ Writer’s Notebooks

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For the past two years I’ve included “My Writer’s Notebook/Diamond Search” by Brod Bagert inside of every student’s writer’s notebook. However, in addition to Barert’s Poem this year, I’m also going to be… Continue reading

Working Lunch: Checking Writer’s Notebooks

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It’s October and that means that it’s time for me to start checking my students’ writer’s notebooks once/week. Today was the first day of it. (I’m using the rubric I used last year,… Continue reading

Steppin’ It Up: Real Writer’s Notebooks

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No longer will my students be using composition notebooks or spiral-spined notebooks with perforated edges in Writing Workshop this year. I’m making a move and providing them with REAL writer’s notebooks (read: Moleskine… Continue reading

Decorating Writer’s Notebooks

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Kate (the other fourth grade teacher at my school) & I are planning on spending Friday, 9/7 decorating writer’s notebooks with our students. I’m thinking that it should be almost like a scrapbooking… Continue reading

Timelines and Writer’s Notebooks

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I divided my kids up into ten groups today, printed out my Google Class Calendar, and asked them to work with a partner to organize and illustrate a month of the year. We… Continue reading

ICYMI: Notebooks as a Writer’s Tool

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We hope you enjoyed our November Blog Series all about writer’s notebooks. In case you missed it, here is the recap to get you up to speed!

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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…

Whose Notebook is it Anyway? Notebooks as a Writer’s Tool

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Encouraging engagement with notebooks means we may need to get out of the way. The notebook should always feel like it belongs to the writer.

Breathing Life Back into Notebooks: Discovering the Writer’s Life

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In the middle of the school year, how can we breathe new life and energy into writer’s notebooks?