“Lift the ball with your right hand, and pretend your right knee is tied to your right elbow.” Placing the orange ball uncertainly in my right hand, I glanced over at Mr. Brown,… Continue reading
Building a community of writers is likely a goal for all writing workshop teachers. But what are some ways to be intentional about bringing such a goal to fruition?
With all the pressures imposed by a segmented, unforgiving middle school schedule, why make time for writing celebrations? Are they really that important? Yes!
It’s Tuesday…Consider allowing nature to be your inspiration this week. Write, share, give feedback to other writers!
It’s Slice of Life Tuesday…come share a slice. We’d love to have you write, share, and give feedback to other writers!
It’s Slice of Life Tuesday! Those of you feeling withdrawals from the March Slice of Life Story Challenge, breathe a sigh of relief. Come one, come all, come slice…
It’s great to be prepared when we are conferring with our writers. However, being ‘prepared’ and being ‘present’ are not the same thing…
We’ve all likely taught ‘show, don’t tell’ lessons in our narrative units. But showing not telling can have instructional meaning, as well…
This is your students’ 23rd day of continuous writing. Whoo hoo! If you’re sharing your own slice of life stories, please head over to the Adult Slice of Life Story Challenge.
Welcome back to the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge for Students! It is day 22 of 31. Here is where you post your link for your students’ slice of life posts.
Happy spring, everyone! It’s day 21 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge for Students! Here is where you post your link to your classroom blogs. Remember to head over to the adult SOLSC to post your own slices!
It is day 20 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge for Students. Your students have been blogging for nearly three weeks!
It’s Day 19 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge. Welcome back!
It’s Day 18 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge! Time for teachers to remember the important role they are playing in nurturing the writing identities of their students…
Welcome back to Classroom SOLSC for Students! It’s Day 17!
It’s day 16 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge! Ready for a fresh idea for supporting your student bloggers?
Congratulations on slicing with your students! You are halfway there… Welcome to Day 15 of the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge!
Sometimes in a busy and chaotic schedule, we inadvertently miss attending to some of our students who like to “fly under the radar.” Being systematic and intentionally positive can make a big difference for some of our writers.