Author Archive

Incorporating Play-Based Learning in Writing Workshop at any Age- Part of #TWTblog Throwback Week

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I am honored to share Beth’s post today on Incorporating Play-Based Learning in Writing Workshop. We need to bring the joy back to our teaching, and Beth’s post is a roadmap to get started.

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Write a post.

Share your link.

Give at least 3 comments to other Slicers!

A Class Hub To The Rescue!

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A class hub can make all the difference for digital writing and learning!

One Little Word Check-In

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Checking in on my 2016 One Little Word…

The Freedom To Create

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More and more, I’ve been recognizing the need to give students some freedom in their writing lives. Can independent writing time be the answer?

ICYMI: Assessment Strengthens Writers

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We believe “Assessment Strengthens Writers” and this past week, we explored many different ideas related to assessing writers. In case you missed it, here are the links to all of the posts in this blog series. We hope you join us tonight for our Twitter chat and continue the conversation.

Communicating With Families: Assessment Strengthens Writers

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Join me as I imagine how a parent/teacher conversation about writing assessments might go…

Pursue a Passion Project!

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How might you use writing to tap into your personal passions? Are you writing a piece that makes you “ache with caring”? And in a chock-full, busy-every-minute life, how can educators find time for writing that is deeply meaningful, with the lens of replicating this experience for students?

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Time to write, share and give!

Snapshots From the NYSEC Conference

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My time at the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Conference through snapshots!

It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

Are You Ready For The National Day on Writing 2016?

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Next Thursday, October 20th, is the National Day on Writing! Are you ready? Read on for some ideas on how to mark this day with your writers.

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Time to write, share and give!

Q and A with Author Cindy Jenson-Elliot and a Giveaway!

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Author Cindy Jenson-Elliot answer questions about her newest book, Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, A Life in Nature. Comment for a chance to win a copy of this beautiful book that is destined to be one of your mentor texts!

It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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  Happy October! WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOL bloggers.

Writing: A Path to Become an Intentional Educator

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What if there was a way to build in opportunities to reflect, in writing, about my teaching right in the place where the lesson plans reside? And what if that place could also offer daily inspiration and opportunities to set positive intentions for the week ahead?

Family Dialogue Journals

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Can a Family Dialogue Journal help build stronger home-school connections through written conversation?

Pausing on September 11th

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Today, September 11th, is the fifteenth anniversary of the horrific attacks that took place in 2001. We, at Two Writing Teachers, pause today to remember all the lives that were lost and the… Continue reading

Close Writing: Review and Giveaway

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“Mrs. Sokolowski, I’m done!” It’s a refrain I’ve heard often from students, who tell me they are completely finished with a piece of writing. More times than not, as I read the student’s… Continue reading

Post-its and PD: Crafting a Writer’s Statement

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When was the first time you felt like a writer? My earliest memory of being a writer was creating stories that my Grandma used to tell. She invented characters: “Good Gertie,” “Bad Betsy,” and… Continue reading