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Book Review: The Journey is Everything by Katherine Bomer

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In her brilliant new book, The Journey Is Everything :Teaching Essays That Students Want to Write for People Who Want to Read Them, Katherine Bomer makes a powerful and passionate case for the joyful embrace of a new vision for teaching our students how to write (and read) the essay.

Writing With Mentors + A Book Giveaway

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In their wonderful new book, Writing With Mentors: How To Reach Every Writer In The Room Using Current, Engaging Mentor Texts, authors Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell offer every writing teacher a beautifully thought out methodology for carefully curating mentor texts…

What we learned about writing from an author visit

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The first thing I did when I learned that we had access to Google hangout in our classroom, was to schedule an author visit…

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 23 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  23 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 22 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  22 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 21 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  21 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 20 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  20 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 19 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  19 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 18 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  18 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 17 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  17 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 16 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  16 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 15 OF 31

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Welcome to Day  15 of the 4th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! If your students are writing for the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge, this is where you will post… Continue reading

PD Possibilities Blog Series

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Here at Two Writing Teachers, we believe with all our hearts in issues of professional development, and this is why we’re going to devote the rest of March to issues around professional development, both as coaches and classroom teachers…

Writing Workshop with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

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A joyous celebration of what writing workshop could be with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater.

Sometimes we only write in writing workshop

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My sixth graders have been busy drafting their feature articles this week, and I had a series of mini lessons planned to begin each writing workshop day. My students, however, had other ideas.

STORIES FROM OUR WORLD: DISCOVERING THE WRITER’S LIFE

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We spend so much of our writing workshop time focused on craft moves, and how to make our writing engaging and beautiful; but I want my kids to know that the writer’s life is also about paying attention to the world…

Join the Fourth Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!

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This March marks the fourth year of the classroom version of the Slice of Life Story Challenge, or Classroom SOLSC. We hope that many of you will join the challenge with your classes!

Putting the Exploratory Notebook into practice…with thanks to Ralph Fletcher

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Putting the Exploratory Notebook into practice…

Call For Volunteers: Will You Help?

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The ninth annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge is just around the corner! Consider joining the team to gear up for the challenge that stretches the writers inside all of us. This… Continue reading

Tara’s One Little Word of 2016

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In the past, I have had to go hunting for my One Little Word, but this year I just knew what it would be.