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Immersion in Writing Workshop is Always Worth the Time

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The time investment you will spend in immersion may seem like a lot – especially if you’re providing students with four days to understand a genre. However, students will gain a greater understanding of the kind of writing you are asking them to produce if they have a clear vision for what the end product should look like.

Will you share your expertise with us?

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Are you an EAL, ICT, special education, or learning support teacher who uses writing workshop? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

DAY 6 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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How are you feeling now that we’re six days into the month-long SOLSC?

DAY 5 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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We’re five days in to our month-long writing challenge!

DAY 4 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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It’s the fourth day of our 31-day writing challenge!

DAY 3 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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Are you ready to share the link to your slice of life story and leave supportive comments for other Slicers?

DAY 2 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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We’re on day two of our month-long writing challenge!

DAY 1 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL19

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March has arrived, which means it’s time for our month-long writing challenge.
Please take a few minutes to flip through the embedded PPT for some essential information about the Challenge.

Today is the final SOL Tuesday before the 12th Annual SOLSC begins!

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Today’s the final warm-up before our month-long writing challenge begins this Friday.

SOL Tuesday #sol19

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After you leave the link to your slice of life story today, please take a moment to fill out the Participant Information Form for the 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge (if you haven’t done so already). The link is in body of this post.

Participant Information Form #sol19

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Attention first-year and returning Slicers: Please fill out this year’s participant information form. Filling out the form takes less than five minutes and helps us stay organized during the Challenge.

SOL Tuesday #sol19

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Before you leave the link to your slice of life story today, please take a moment to read the announcements and enjoy a quote about writing.

Be a Writing Coach.

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Would you like to help your striving writers so they can be more independent? Try a coaching conference to move them forward!

SOL Tuesday

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Before you leave the link to your slice of life story today, PLEASE read the announcement about the Participant Information Form at the top of today’s announcements.

Inclusive Mentor Texts: Teaching Writing with a Social Justice Lens

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We can have a positive impact on children’s reading lives when we attempt to make sure every child’s life is reflected in books AND that every child can understand the experiences of other people by reading books. By doing this, we not only positively impact our students, but we improve our society as a whole.

Highlights from We Got This

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I’ve attended 14 TCRWP summer institutes since I began my teaching career. I’ve learned countless things about becoming a better teacher of writers. Through the years, I’ve also learned which afternoon choice sessions… Continue reading

Reconsider & Reimagine Homework

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Have you always dreamed of eradicating homework for your students? This post will help you get started on making that dream a reality with three steps you can take this weekend.

A Winter Recess

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A winter recess is upon us here at Two Writing Teachers! While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2019!
Find out more in this post.

The Joys of Sharing Expository Nonfiction Mentor Texts with Students + a Giveaway

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Consider sharing these six books with your fact-loving students.
Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win all six books for your classroom library.

Happy Thanksgiving from #TWTBlog!

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We are grateful for the community of educators who read this blog since you are invested in constantly improving the teaching of writing for your students.