Author Archive

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.

DAY 4 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.

DAY 3 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please be sure to check today’s announcements if you’ve been having trouble finding the permalink to your slice of life stories.

DAY 2 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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Please take a minute (literally) to listen to today’s announcement before sharing the link to your slice of life story.

DAY 1 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL18

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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.