I am so grateful to have this resource available to me as an educator at no cost. Maybe someday, I’ll get to thank whoever is behind the Google Curtain in person. In the meantime, I’ll share what’s been working and I’ll look forward to hearing about how some of you end up doing it even better!
Story compression did not require many instructional minutes, but the ratio of instructional value to the time it took was so worthwhile!
We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the heroes who gave their all in trying to save others. Since tomorrow is a Slice of Life Tuesday, our post about 9/11 is published today.
The fact that these charts have an interactive element is a key part of their usefulness because they end of being not only an idea-generating tool, but also an accountability tool.
Thank you for joining us for our blog series Dreaming Big in This Year’s Writing Workshop. We hope you will join us for a Twitter Chat on Monday, August 13th at 8:30 EDT. We’ll… Continue reading
“It’s a practice,” is a common refrain from the instructor in my yoga class. That being said, if my mat is anywhere close to a certain yoga rockstar, I admit it–I find myself… Continue reading
More and more, another way we’ve been making sure that charts become part of our writers’ toolbelts is to create individual ones that are either the same as the ones on the wall or close enough that they don’t require instruction for students to access.
Potentially, one of the most impactful opportunities we have for making a lasting difference on our students as writers is when we pull up next to them and confer with them. It’s SO worth spending some time reflecting, setting goals, and developing tools and strategies for the conferring work we do as teachers.
Tuesdays are Slice of Life days. Welcome to our community or writers, readers, and commenters.
Tuesdays are Slice of Life days! Everyone is welcome in this community. Welcome to the Slice of Life Community! WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your… Continue reading
Tuesdays are Slice of Life days! Everyone is welcome in this community. “If we are asking students to take risks, we have to model risk-taking.” Meredith Sinclair at the first… Continue reading
Tuesdays are Slice of Life days! Everyone is welcome in this community. Sometimes we find inspiration in the strangest places. Last week, I opened a Dove chocolate–the kind that has a message inside… Continue reading
Thank you for joining us for our blog series Looking Back and Moving Forward. I think we all agree on the importance of reflection in the lives of writers. In case you missed any of our posts over the past week, here’s a quick summary.
As we approach the end of the year, it’s a great time to think about and ask children to think about the growth they’ve made since the first day of school. In the rush, it’s easy to forget about the importance of slowing down and taking the time to reflect, and yet, reflection is a cornerstone of learning.
Tuesdays are Slice of Life days! Everyone is welcome in this community. WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at… Continue reading
The more we show learners what the work looks like at different levels and the reasons for that level, the better they are able to self-assess, set goals, and improve.
We are all better teachers, better writers, better noticers, better people when we are finding moments to reflect on and share each day. Thank you to all of you!
Tomorrow is the last day of March and the last day of the 2018 SOLSC. We all know that, and it still seems important to say!
It’s Day 29. Pause and celebrate. If you’re still with us now, you’ll be here in two days! Share your post, read some of the other posts–maybe even someone you haven’t yet read–and leave some comments.
Welcome to the twenty-eighth day of the 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Finish strong in this slicing challenge. You have all sorts of community members to gather inspiration from. Slice, read, comment.