midworkshop interruption

The Mid-Workshop Interruption: An Opportunity for Instruction During the Workshop

We maximize our teaching time when we look for opportunities to instruct our students at different times during a writing block. The mid-workshop interruption is a consistent way to gather your class together to raise the level of their work day after day.

agency · drafting · editing · Resetting Our Workshop Practices Blog Series · revision

Writing on Students’ Work in Progress: Resetting Our Workshop Practices

I used to write on my students’ writing. NOW I believe if I’m the person writing down what I think a child should write, then I remove lots of that child’s agency.

writing clubs

Put Writing Clubs on Your Radar for 2022-23

After having spent a lot of time physically distancing ourselves from one another, we're finding ways to gather a bit more closely again. Writing clubs are a way to bring students back together, honor student choice, and strengthen a classroom writing community.


Uvalde: Where We Are & What We Do Next

Since 2007, I've refrained from sharing my political views on this blog. After all, TWT is a blog about the teaching of writing. However, I'm not about to stay silent when students and teachers have been murdered in their school building once again.

Author Spotlight Series

The 7th Annual #TWTBlog Author Spotlight Series

For the next week, picture book authors, graphic novelists, and middle-grade authors will take over #TWTBlog to share their thoughts on writing, their writing processes, and the path to publishing with you. Check out their daily posts for book + author chat giveaways!

gender · giveaway · interview · picture book

Talking About Gender Stereotypes with Elise Gravel and Mykaell Blais

If you're looking for an accessible introduction to gender and gender stereotypes, then PINK, BLUE, AND YOU is a book you'll want to own. Take a look inside of the book, hear from the co-authors, and then leave a comment for an opportunity to win a copy of PINK, BLUE, AND YOU!