By taking a few simple steps and asking some easy questions, you can pass your knowledge about your current students on to the next teacher and prepare for a new group of incoming writers.
Author: Sarah Valter
Keep Writers Growing (An End-of-Year Pep Talk)
Wondering how to use the final weeks of school to keep your writers growing? Just a few simple steps can help you maximize your end-of-year small group teaching!
Use Oral Language to Strengthen Opinion Writing (For Writers of All Ages!)
There are many layers to developing a good opinion piece, and oral language can be used to support students throughout this process in ways that are both engaging and fun. Here is a quick if/then troubleshooting guide to support the use of oral language to build opinion writing skills.
DAY 10 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL23
It's the 10th day of the March 2023 Slice of Life Story Challenge, which means two things: we've officially hit the double digits and we're almost a third of the way through the month!
DAY 9 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL23
Welcome to the 9th day of the 2023 Slice of Life Story Challenge! Tomorrow marks the transition to double digits!
DAY 8 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL23
It's the 8th day of the 2023 Slice of Life Story Challenge! Take a moment to congratulate yourself--we've officially crossed the one-week mark!
DAY 7 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL23
Today marks the 7th day of the Slice of Life Story Challenge! Take a moment to celebrate an entire week of writing!
DAY 6 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL23
It's Monday! As we roll into the first full week of the challenge, try visiting a blog you haven't visited yet.
We’ve Got Anchor Papers…Now What?
Have you ever found yourself with student anchor (exemplar) papers and not known what to do with them? Today's post provides several ideas for using student writing in powerful ways for assessment, instruction, and communication.
Transferring Agency from School to Home: Amping Up Agency Blog Series
If you are looking for ways to increase a young writer’s agency at home–either as an educator or as a parent–here are some things you might want to consider.
Tackling Sentence Struggles With Older Writers
If you're a teacher of older students (3rd grade and up) and have ever found yourself asking what you can do for kids who are still struggling with basic capitalization and punctuation, you're not alone! Today's post provides ideas to support teaching and transfer of sentence writing conventions in authentic and fun ways with our older writers.
Writing Your Way into a New Year: Be a Lead Writer in 2023
Are you ready to start 2023 as a Lead Writer in your classroom as well as a Teacher? Grab a notebook, pick up a pen, and start writing! You’ll be amazed at your own growth–and at the impact it will have on your students.