The power of modeling—modeling the verb—is the opportunity to make not just the product visible—model, the noun—but the thinking of the writer visible as well. Without modeling the thinking, it is still a bit of a mystery how a writer gets from point A to point B—no matter how clear that point B might be.
In those quick moments between minilesson and work time, as writers are settling in (or not), I pay attention to what is—the current reality. I seek leverage points to both know writers better and to support writers in continuing to grow. Over time, I notice as more and more writers find the processes and strategies that work for them.
Five Tuesdays in the month of August means five opportunities to write, share, and give!
It’s Tuesday! Time to write, share, and give.
It’s Tuesday! What might you step back and notice in the hustle and bustle of life today? Let’s write, share, and give.
It’s Tuesday! Let’s get slicing!
Today is the final day of our August Blog Series: Our Favorite Things. Check out today’s post for a recap of the week as well as an opportunity to enter the giveaway.
My favorite conferences are all closely connected to my beliefs about writing instruction. The teaching points in each conference are ideas I want to be front and center for kids as we co-construct the workshop and community we will live and play in over the coming months (at any grade level).
It’s Tuesday, and TWT Blog is in the middle of a blog series about Our
Favorite Things. Slice of Life is definitely on that list!
Consider this an invitation. An invitation to seek out the magic happening in your own environment. An invitation to fuel your writing life with small moments that help you to appreciate all that is worth writing about. An invitation to encourage a young writer (or a group of young writers) to do the same.
It’s dramatic when the light comes on, when a writer suddenly takes a step they had only recently not yet been ready to take. As a teacher of writers, I can’t wait to pounce on those moments, to facilitate the avalanche of growth on the horizon.
In this topsy-turvy year, when I was not expecting to teach a remote kindergarten class, I was also not expecting to discover strategies for upping my feedback game with writers—strategies that I plan to continue using once the world has righted itself and workshop is in-person again.
It is the final day of the March Slice of Life Story Challenge! In the announcements today we have a video message, a badge, and more prizes!
Today is day 30 of 31! So close to the finish line. . .
It’s day 29, and we can’t wait to write, share, and give. Join us!
It’s day 28 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge! Today the winners of the Mentor Prize are announced!
Day 27 is getting awfully close to day 31. . . Keep writing, Slicers!
It’s day 26 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Let’s get writing!
Do you remember when you first became a reader of Two Writing Teachers Blog? I do. I was a second grade teacher, and I was launching writer’s notebooks with my students for the first time. I stumbled across a TWT post through (smart) luck via Google, and discovered a gold mine.
How can I be clear about aligning what families hear me teaching with what their children are doing with the feedback both they and I offer kids along the way?