Author Archive

Narrative Nonfiction: Diving Into Information Writing Blog Series

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Stretch your students’ knowledge of information writing by trying a unit of narrative nonfiction.

An Anchor Chart Mashup

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Come along as I take you on an anchor chart tour in the classrooms of our school.

Notes from the TCRWP workshop with Carl Anderson: Writing With Mentor Texts — Part of #TWTBlog’s Throwback Week

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It is Throwback Week on Two Writing Teachers! Revisit this post from Tara on analyzing mentor texts in your classroom.

Digital Writing Portfolios

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If you have not started using writing portfolios with your students yet, give it a try. Start a collection of their work and build in a system of reflection.

Dana’s Tweet Roundup

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See some of Dana’s favorite Tweets from September

My Paper Notebook

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Have you gone digital with your writer’s notebook? Or are you still using paper and pen?

A Peek Inside Modeled Writing

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Are you always telling your students to add detail? To write more? Here is a sample minilesson to show them how.

Back to School Posts on TWT

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We’ve curated some of our top ‘Back to School’ posts to help you plan and launch your writing workshop.

Time Spent Writing

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Let’s remember that the real work of writing workshop is writing.

The Chicken and the Egg

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A writing workshop thrives on relationships and builds them at the same time.

Creating Classroom Environments: Introducing Writer’s Notebooks

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Four tips for introducing writer’s notebooks this fall

Saying Thanks

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As the end of the year approaches, some of my colleagues have taken the time to acknowledge my efforts as their literacy coach.  You see, I will not be returning to the school… Continue reading

What Do You See?

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We see what we choose to see when we look at student writing.

Write, Share, and Give

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Share your story today!

Guess Your Feedback

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An activity to use with student writers to encourage self-reflection

Tuesday Slice of Life

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Write, Share, Give

Making a Chart: When I’m Done with My Writing

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A chart for first graders

Share your Slice Today!

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Write, Share, Give

Conferring Toolkits: Cheat Sheets

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Add some cheat sheets to your Conferring Toolkits

Slice of Life Tuesday

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Write, Share, Give