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AuthorTara Smith

I teach Writing Workshop, Language Arts and Social Studies to sixth graders at a middle school in suburban New Jersey. This blog is my attempt to capture all the "stuff" that goes into my teaching life - the planning, the dreaming, the reading, the preparing, the hoping and (above all) the kids. Please note that the content of this blog is my own. It does not reflect the opinions of my employer.

Teaching Writing in Middle School: Notes from the Saturday Reunion #TCRWP

By the time I arrived at Cornelius Minor’s TCRWP workshop, State-of-the-Art Workshop Teaching of Writing in Middle School, harnessing Methods Specifically Described in the New Units of Study, I had … Continue Reading Teaching Writing in Middle School: Notes from the Saturday Reunion #TCRWP

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Setting up the Writer’s Notebook for a Year of Writing

  Welcome back, readers!  We have returned from our July break refreshed and ready for a new school year of sharing ideas, resources,  and teaching practices here at Two Writing … Continue Reading Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Setting up the Writer’s Notebook for a Year of Writing