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Super Spellers: Review + Giveaway

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How do you approach teaching writers to spell? Mark Weakland’s book Super Spellers: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction might have some new insights for you!

Reflections on the Classroom SOLSC 2018

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The Classroom SOLSC is over for this year…now come the reflections!

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 31 OF 31

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Woohoo! Day 31 of the Classroom SOLSC! You and your students made it!

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 30 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 30 of the Classroom SOLSC! How would you sum up this experience in 6 words?

Immersion into Poetry with Centers

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Third grade poetry centers are one way to immerse students in the different literary devices and figurative language we find in poems.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 29 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 29 of the Classroom SOLSC! How are you planning to celebrate your students efforts in the challenge?

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 28 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 28 of the Classroom SOLSC! Care to leave a video on Flipgrid about your experience?

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 27 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 27 of the Classroom SOLSC! Today we are looking for your feedback on the format we used this year.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 26 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 26! Today’s questions is about thinking of the lessons learned and what you might do differently next year….

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 25 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 25 of the 2018 Classroom SOLSC for Students! We are thinking about texts that inspire your students to write today.

2018 CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 24 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 24 of the 2018 Classroom SOLSC for Students! Are your students easily coming up with ideas or need a little help for our final stretch?

TWT’s Mission Statement

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Every so often, it is good to stop and think about why we do what we do. At Two Writing Teachers, the co-authors and I recently revisited our Mission Statement and updated it to reflect our most current beliefs about this blog and the teaching of writing

Student-Written Mentor Texts: Beyond the Fundamentals of Writing Workshop

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While many teachers seem knowledgeable about mentor texts and teacher-created texts, it is my hope that focusing on student-written mentor texts will lead more teachers to realize students can be mentor authors, too.

Slice of Life Tuesday #SOL18

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give! If you have a BLOGGER blog, please read the announcement today regarding an important technical issue with commenting.

Kathleen’s OLW for 2018

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In 2018, I want to grow. I want to learn. I want to DO more and DO better. My One Little Word (OLW) for 2018 is DO.

Slice of Life Tuesday #SOL18

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Happy New Year! Today we roll out our new hashtag for this year: #SOL18. We are so glad you are here today to share your post, then read and comment on other posts too!

More Wishes

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More wishes for you, dear educator, as we get ready to end one year and begin another.

Adventures in First Grade Writing

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When you love writing, and love teaching writing, and when you blog often about the teaching of writing, it’s a wee bit awkward when your own first grade son refuses to write in school.

Reimagining Homework: Homework and the Writing Workshop

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This past summer, I found myself questioning homework- why I give it, what it accomplishes and if there might be an alternative.

Engaging Writers: Solving Predictable Problems

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If we want engaged writers, and not simply compliant students going through the motions and counting the minutes until writing time is over, we need to find ways to capture their attention and their hearts.