Resetting Our Workshop Practices Blog Series · teaching tools · writing utensils

A Writing Tool that Honors the Writing Process Itself: Resetting Our Workshop Practices

Do your students use pencils to write with during writing workshop? If so, you may want to reconsider this practice in favor of something a little more permanent.

character development · kindergarten · primary grades

Puppets and Playdates: A Pre-Writing Strategy for Character Development and Writing Engagement in the Kindergarten Classroom

Puppets are powerful vehicles through which kindergarten students can develop characters and experiment with storytelling and play is essential to the way that young children learn. By combining puppets and play, children can begin to do the important pre-writing work necessary to develop rich characters and powerful stories in writing workshop.