My fourth grade self’s advice, my grandmother’s influence, participating in the Literacy Leaders’ Forum, and even a Facebook quiz and a fortune cookie have all pointed me in the direction of my One Little Word for 2016…HAPPY.
My favorite gifts to give are the ones that have come from my heart and my pen!
Don’t shy away from the formulaic “I am” poem! There are so many possibilities…
When it’s time to publish, the classroom teacher has many decisions to consider!
Once upon a time, there was a teacher who became a better teacher by connecting with other passionate educators…
A recovering hater of information writing, this post is my first step towards bringing information writing to life for my third graders! It is a vision and collection of possibliities for infusing information writing across the curriculum through the day.
Last Thursday, I endeavored to explain writing workshop to parents in my district at Parent University. As I drove home after the presentation, I felt unsettled, like there had been a gap in what the parents were hoping to learn and what I delivered. What would you be sure to include in a presentation to parents on writing workshop?
In this throwback week post, Beth Moore brilliantly shares great ideas to help students “pump up their volume”- just what my 3rd graders need!
Beth’s recent post inspired me to launch personal narratives by thinking about our feelings first.
Are you a Voxer skeptic? Read on to find out how Voxer can enrich your teaching life and an opportunity to use Voxer with others in our TWT community.
I have plans, big plans, for my third grader writers this year. Topping the list is helping them to become bloggers.
Do your on-demand writing samples go into a folder or do they help you plan your next steps?
Back to School Night is around the corner! When it comes to writing workshop, what do we need families to know?
What can we say to ourselves to affirm the power of writing? What words will help us move forward when the going gets tough? Thinking about class writing mantras…