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The Immersion Phase of a Unit: Reading and Writing Collide

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The immersion phase of a unit allows us all to get to know our subject. For students, it might be ideas they have and for teachers, it is about getting to know their writers a bit better.

ICYMI: Expand the Possibilities of the Genres You Teach

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What lies beyond the genres you teach? Here is a round-up of our posts from our February Blog Series designed to help you explore and expand all the possibilities!

The Writer’s Process: Expand the Possibilities of the Genres You Teach

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What do you find most challenging when it comes to the writing process? Have you considered a writer’s process as personal and unique or a step-by-step path rarely disrupted?

Write. Share. Give. #SOL20

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What is happening in your corner of the world? Share your story.

On a Snow-Melting Day + Giveaway

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Prepare yourself for some exquisite words to get your writing week off to a wonderful start.

Share a Slice: SOL Tuesday #SOL20

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Look around! Sometimes the simplest story is hiding in an unimaginable place.

Write. Share. Give. #SOL20

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Words collected can become a story told.

Engaging a Writer’s Emotional Awareness

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I’m on a path to understanding how emotions connect to engaged writers. Today I’m sharing some resources to bring you along with me.

Ready. Set. Write! #SOL20

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It’s a new year and a new hashtag! #SOL20

Focus Lessons: A Review and Giveaway!

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Reading Ralph Fletcher’s newest book, Focus Lessons, revealed memories of my childhood much the way photos can be revealed in a pan of solution. Slowly, vividly, and magically.

Write. Share. Give.

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What is happening in your corner of the world? Share your story.

Tuesday SOL!

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What’s new in your November? Share a story, read a story, and join a community.

Entry Points to Build Independence: Reaching Your Writers

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Where are the places your writers find themselves stuck? Identifying our writers’ sticky spots can help us determine entry points for writers to pull themselves out of being stuck and instead strive!

Write. Share. Give.

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It’s a great day for a slice of life story!

Reaching Your Writers Blog Series

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All week here at Two Writing Teachers we will be sharing how to reach ALL of your writers.

SOL Tuesday!

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Welcome to the first Tuesday in November!

Three Keys to Writing Partnership Success

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There can be many moving parts in the writing workshop. Partnerships can be a driving force in the growth and goal setting of writers within your classroom. In my experience, there are three areas I work to strengthen within my writers to ensure partnerships foster this growth and development across the year.

A Writer’s Mindset–Part Two

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The mindset of our writers has a direct impact on the progress and success of our writers.

Questions as Learning Target Prompts

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Learning targets, Post-Its, and I Can statements live in classrooms everywhere. Consider building those together through questions and prompts!

What’s in a Strategy?

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Do your writers know how strategies can help them reach their destination? Better yet, do they know where they are going?