We hope you enjoyed our February Blog Series!
January is almost over but it’s not too late to start a writing habit! Join us today for #SOL19.
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Welcome to another Tuesday of writing!
My students have been getting sparked by a character to develop believable stories in their realistic fiction unit.
Welcome to SOL Tuesday! Take a peek at links and information related to the March Challenge ICYMI and of course–write, share, and give!
Welcome to a Roundup of our OLW posts for 2019!
Welcoming 2019 with Tuesday Slice of Life and a new hashtag! #SOL19
Love and best wishes from all of us at #TWTBlog on the last SOL Tuesday of 2018!
Get up and write today!
Stop for a moment today and write.
In the opening pages of Maja Wilson’s book, REIMAGINING WRITING ASSESSMENT, Thomas Newkirk gets the ball rolling with this statement, “Rubrics regularly fail to offer help to a writer because they focus on what writing has (features) not what writing does (effect).” Today I’m sharing my reflections as well as offering a giveaway to one lucky reader.
What areas of independence do you wish writers took on more freely in your workshop?
Welcome to the final month of 2018’s Slice of Life community!
Linda Rief has collected a treasure of mentor texts and created a guide to encourage you to find your own treasures! Start here, get inspired, and then see what you find when you start looking. It can be as small or big as you want when you begin and Linda gives us all the right tools to get started.
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!
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.
To put it simply, the writing process can be excruciating for our perfectionists. If we aren’t careful, we can unintentionally curb the enthusiasm of a writer who leans toward perfection.
Synthesizing is that step we can’t skip when teaching our writers to craft research writing. It is within the wait time between the research and the writing that students gain their best understandings. Here are five strategies to help your writers fill that wait time with meaningful ways to get their gears in motion in a mixing of new thinking.