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?
The heart map is a great tool for helping students find personally meaningful topics, but used year after year, it might feel a little stale. Writing territory maps is another option!
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…