By the middle of October, many students in our district are nearing the end of their first writing unit, and in almost all grades, that first writing unit has a narrative focus. Students… Continue reading
All writers learn from studying each other’s writing.
Welcome to our weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge! Write your post. Share the permalink to your own blog post with the community. Comment on at least three other posts. If you are a slicer who… Continue reading
As in all aspects of writing workshop, students should have choice in their planning process.
Three strategies to use so that students develop their own ability to monitor themselves as writers.
Google forms helps with record keeping and planning next instructional moves in writing workshop and more. Here are some ideas to get started!
Writing Workshops have important structural components.
Sometimes we learn a lot by asking students what makes the difference in their lives as learners.
The Question Formulation Technique is a powerful instructional strategy across content areas.
Here are a few writing games that can add fun and play to learning!
I love watching parents and children enjoying our town library during the summer months. There’s so much joy in reading together and selecting piles of books to bring home. My own daughters could… Continue reading
Here’s a peek at some of my favorite tools for opinion writing and perhaps some ideas for developing tools for other genres, as well.
Sometimes information writing sounds like a list–teach students strategies to add voice and elaboration as they teach readers.