I thought a lot about my word for 2015. Anyone who is choosing a word to define their year typically does put some weight on the idea. It can mean as much as… Continue reading
Back in October, Tara introduced us to her checklist process with students. What I love about this post is that Tara doesn’t have students use a checklist merely for the purpose of checking… Continue reading
We are excited to present at #NCTE14 this year. Come check out our session G.07, Saturday at 9:30!
Need some inspiration? Try writing a poem today using one of these tips for getting started!
What picture books pack a punch for you in the workshop? Here are seven titles that are sure to give you bang for your buck.
Did you pick one little word this year? How’s it going?
Assuming that children understand the elements of a story is assuming too much. These elements must be taught if they are meant to be used in the writing process.
Last week we looked at a couple of students who were working on the visual plan and the use of drawing lessons. Let’s peek in and see how that work is coming along in the shared and independent practice of writing workshop.
Sometimes when students visualize an elaborate plan it is frustrating when that doesn’t just happen on the page. Here are some tips to get students closer to their vision.
Visualizing a plan helps students see their story before putting it to paper.
Kathy Collins inspired a new writing tool in my classroom!
How is your critique group going? See what others are saying!
Give a wordless book a try during your next writing workshop and see the possibilities.
Celebrate Chalketry on the last day of each month!
What is the breakdown of your first two-three weeks of workshop? Here’s a peek into my plans for my kindergarten students.