Move Beyond “Great Job”. Teach your students how to compliment well, based on all they know about qualities of good narrative writing.
Are your students writing every day? It’s Day Three of the Slice of Life Story Challenge.
Welcome to Day 2 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Today Kicks off the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge 2014. Welcome and Happy slicing.
Many students struggle with the research portion of research-based writing. Here are some tips to help students to conduct Internet searches safely and effectively.
Calling all Classroom Teachers! Are you looking for a way to inspire your students and infuse your writing workshops with energy and enthusiasm? Look no further. The Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge is here.
Literary Essays are one of the most formal ways to write about reading. Though they may be formal, they need not be taxing or daunting. In this post, you will learn how to support your students in writing quick, thoughtful literary essays in just a class period or two. Really!
My One Little Word for 2014: Roots.
Amanda Hartman, author of One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, offers tips for teachers on how to strengthen their writing conferences.
When I first began teaching using a workshop model, I spent forever planning my minilessons. I wanted to make sure that my language was exactly right, and that I got … Continue Reading New Blog Series: Tailoring our Teaching / Assessment-based Strategy Groups for Expository Writing
Happy National Day on Writing! One way to celebrate this day is to take a moment to reflect on your bottom line beliefs about quality writing instruction.
Most writing workshop teachers agree that using demonstration writing to teach with is crucial. However, creating it is not always easy. Here are some tips to help you get the most bang for your writing buck.
Anna Gratz Cockerille, a new member of the TWT team, introduces herself to the community and writes about new beginnings.