Graphic Novels: The Perfect Way to End the Year. Learn how you can leverage all the work you've done in writing workshop all year long to ignite joy and engagement.
Author: Jessica Carey
One Writer at a Time: Fostering An Adult Writing Community
How one school invited their staff to come together as a community of writers and the impact that invitation had.
Partners in the Process
We’re hunched over a table, sitting in chairs made for kindergarteners. The sun hasn’t fully risen yet, and the hallways are still quiet. There’s a typed piece, a draft, laid out between us. On that draft is black chicken scratch, the initial thoughts, and suggestions made by my writing partner, Dawn. One line at a… Continue reading Partners in the Process
Playing With Small Group Structures: Rally, Try, Try, Link
Playing with small group structures to maximize cooperation, choice, and most importantly, kids doing big work that will help them grow as writers right away.
My Top Three Coaching Tools: Planning for Small Groups
Today on the blog, Jessica Carey shares three go-to coaching tools that all support planning for small groups.
Fostering Community Through Writing Workshop
How does your writing workshop foster a sense of community in your classroom?
Seeing Problems as Opportunities
Problems during writing workshop can become opportunities to reflect on our instruction and work as a community to find solutions.
Teaching Writing: A Creative Process
Teaching writing is a creative process. Unit mapping is one way we can think about what additions we can make to our curriculum to best meet the needs of our students.
The end of the school year is the perfect time to venture out of our classrooms and learn about what is happening in classrooms across our school buildings. These opportunities remind us that the work we do with writers is collective.