Author Archive

SOL Tuesday

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Please take a moment to read a short announcement before you leave the link to your slice of life story today.

This is the year I’m going to keep better records.

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Want to keep (better) conferring records, but don’t know where to begin? This post will help you discover analog and digital record-keeping systems.
Read all the way through since there will are lots of downloadable templates to help you get started.

SOL Tuesday

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Join us by sharing a slice of your life with our community of writers.

Memory Chains: A Strategy for Writer’s Notebooks

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Here’s a fun strategy you can try to generate writing in your notebook this summer. Come back-to-school time, you can teach your students how to use this strategy if they get stuck.

One Line a Day

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One reason we write is to help us remember. As a result, a line-a-day journal is a great way to inspire kids to write daily all summer (and maybe all year) long.

ICYMI: The 4th Annual #TWTBlog Author Spotlight Series

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Last week, nine authors and illustrators stopped by to share their expertise with us. In case you missed it, this post includes links to each of their posts, which include giveaways of their books, virtual author visits, and more!

Announcing the 4th Annual #TWTBlog Author Spotlight Series

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For the next eight days, published picture book, middle-grade, and professional book authors will take over #TWTBlog to share their thoughts on writing, their writing processes, and the path to publishing with you.
Oh, and there will be giveaways!

Learn How to Entice the Hard-to-Reach Writers in Your Classroom

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I found myself annotating Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers as I read in an effort to hold on to all of Ruth’s wisdom about reaching students who are hiding – physically or emotionally – in our classrooms. As a result, I asked Ruth to answer a bunch of my burning questions about her book, which you need to put on your summer reading list!

End-of-Year Letters: Looking Back and Moving Forward

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Sometimes it’s the feedback our students — rather than our administrators — give us that help us become better teachers.

Preview: Looking Back and Moving Forward Blog Series

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Here’s a preview about our upcoming blog series that will help you close-out your writing workshop in meaningful ways.

Introducing a New Co-Author

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There’s a new primary voice on our co-author team!

TWT Spring Blogging Break

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Our co-author team is taking a blogging break this week. In the meantime, you may access our archives by doing a keyword or category search.

Reinvigorate Your Classroom by Putting Kids First: An Interview with Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz

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Learn how Hertz and Mraz’s newest book, Kids 1st from Day 1, can impact your writing workshop.

Flexible Seating Options

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Not everyone works the same way. As educators, it’s up to us to find what works best for every kid so we’re meeting their needs.

A Note About Time

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If you’re participating in the SOLSC, then please read this important time-related announcement.

DAY 9 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please check today’s announcements and “be inspired” before you leave the permalink to your slice of life story.

DAY 8 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please check today’s announcements and “be inspired” before you leave the permalink to your slice of life story.

DAY 7 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please check today’s announcements and “be inspired” before you leave the permalink to your slice of life story.

DAY 6 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please check today’s announcements and “be inspired” before you leave the permalink to your slice of life story.

DAY 5 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please check today’s announcements before you leave the permalink to your slice of life story.