Teachers typically spend the first three-six weeks reviewing previous skills while building routines within their classrooms. What can we do to encourage students to hold on to their learning and practice through the summer? We hope to tackle this question through the week in our blog series.
Have you tried to encourage your students to keep their writing life momentum going through the summer? This week on TWT we plan to share tips on motivating your students to continue the writing habit and stifle the summer slide.
Need a fresh idea for poetry? Try this lesson!
Are you ready? It’s the 2017 March SOLSC prize winners!
My school offered a before school writing club and it was a hit! Here is a quick glimpse and a little tip on teaching poetry as April approaches.
Almost halfway there, if you didn’t think you were a writer before, you are now. Embrace it, congratulate yourself, and take a breath. Day 14 and counting.
This weekend slicers had the opportunity to win a prize from Stenhouse Publishers featuring a workshop by Debbie Diller and her book, Growing Independent Learners. Check out the winner!
Have you noticed the noticing? It always happens. When you begin writing every day you begin to notice everything small that before might have seemed like dust on a shelf. Missed. Forgotten. Unnoticed. Until now.
What different styles have you tried for your slices? Poetry? Images and words? Lists of observations? Be sure to check out different ways to slice while you comment this weekend. Also, be sure to check out the commenting challenge post that went up yesterday!
Welcome back to the SOLSC. It’s day eleven! Be sure to check out the commenting challenge post that is up today as well!
Are you ready for a challenge? It’s our first mid-month challenge of the SOLSC! Get ready to roll out some extra comments.
Sometimes the stories are wrapped in memory and sometimes they are staring you in the face when you wake up in the morning. Either way, don’t forget to share your slice today!
Nine days in and going strong! Welcome back to SOLSC.
Another day of the SOLSC! Keep going, keep writing, and keep commenting.
Share a slice on this seventh day of our challenge! Have you started noticing the stories that live in your every day everyday life?
It’s day six! Join us for the SOLSC.
Don’t let those self-doubting dialogues, “There is no way I can write for 31 days, what am I thinking,” creep into your brain! But, in case you need a prize more tangible than the rewards of writing every day, we’ve sweetened the deal with a prize reveal. You cannot possibly consider turning back now!
It’s often difficult for children to see themselves as change-makers. Writing and processing small or big ideas can help children see that their voices can be powerful guides for change, even if the change is simply making someone’s day.
Ever wish you could have all the best strategies from your favorite writing teachers in one place? Atwell, Fletcher, Ray, Calkins, Heard and more are among the many hat tips in Jen Serravallo’s newest publication, THE WRITING STRATEGIES BOOK. Come take a look at how Jen expertly weaves her own expertise and ideas along with tried and true favorites from the best of the best.
Teaching students to have a growth mindset and truly understand what happens as they learn has been a big goal for me this year. Over the winter break, a book re-sparked my thinking and how I needed to more intentionally equate our mindset to our process as writers.