By taking some time in May and June to try new writing projects, we can motivate students to stay connected and continue living the writerly life when no one is assigning them to do it. They can write (and read) because it’s part of who they are and how they live each day. Let’s not allow May and June become movie-watching, worksheet-filling, killing-time days. Let’s make each day count and keep our writers enthusiastic about all the possibilities being a writer brings.
How can we let writing be part of a “soft start” for students instead of making them complete joyless worksheets? How do your students start the day or class period? Please join the conversation!
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!
The Classroom SOLSC is over for this year…now come the reflections!
Woohoo! Day 31 of the Classroom SOLSC! You and your students made it!
Welcome to Day 30 of the Classroom SOLSC! How would you sum up this experience in 6 words?
Third grade poetry centers are one way to immerse students in the different literary devices and figurative language we find in poems.
Welcome to Day 29 of the Classroom SOLSC! How are you planning to celebrate your students efforts in the challenge?
Welcome to Day 28 of the Classroom SOLSC! Care to leave a video on Flipgrid about your experience?
Welcome to Day 27 of the Classroom SOLSC! Today we are looking for your feedback on the format we used this year.
Welcome to Day 26! Today’s questions is about thinking of the lessons learned and what you might do differently next year….
Welcome to Day 25 of the 2018 Classroom SOLSC for Students! We are thinking about texts that inspire your students to write today.
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?
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
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.
It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give! If you have a BLOGGER blog, please read the announcement today regarding an important technical issue with commenting.
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.
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 for you, dear educator, as we get ready to end one year and begin another.
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.