Author Archive

Saying Good-bye

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Saying good-bye is never easy.

Rethinking Graphic Organizers for Writing

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Are there other, more authentic ways we could scaffold our writers?

Dana’s OLW for 2017

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This is us.

Go! Write!

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Is there a sense of writing urgency in your classroom?

It’s Not Just About the Notebook — Part of #TWTBlog’s Throwback Week

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Read what happens when Lisa makes a commitment to her writer’s notebook.

You Can Write

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Three words that can change a student’s life forever.

So You Say You’re Not a Writer

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Take a sneak peek at our NCTE presentation. We hope to see you there!

Writing Portfolios: Assessment Strengthens Writers

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Writing portfolios are a powerful assessment tool.

Thoughtful Feedback

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One way to become a community of writers is to leave thoughtful feedback.

Thinking About My Writer’s Notebook in a Digital Age

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Without a notebook, my great ideas are going unrecorded and, ultimately, forgotten.

Sketchnoting: My First Attempt

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Increase engagement and memory by learning how to Sketchnote

Writing A Teaching Point

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A formula for writing clear teaching points

You Can Find Us at #TheEdCollab Gathering Today

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Beth, Dana, and Deb will be live at 1:00 EST today

It’s a Boy! Share your Joy!

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We have been on pins and needles over here at Two Writing Teachers as Stacey’s due date approached. We have all been anxiously checking our email and text messages for news. Today we… Continue reading

An Easy Guide to Introduce Slice of Life Writing

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Three steps to introduce Slice of Life Writing to your students

Penguin Problems: A Review & Giveaway

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This penguin has problems. A lot of problems.

Writing Through the Hard Parts

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How can we teach our students to trust the writing process?

Using a Writing Survey

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How do you get to know the writers in your classroom at the beginning of the school year?

ICYMI: Starting with What Matters Most

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A recap of our blog series – Starting with What Matters Most

Cultivating Authentic Work Habits: Starting with What Matters Most in Writing Workshop

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Your students should work and feel like real writers.