Author Archive

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.

SOL Tuesday #sol18

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It’s time to write, share, and give. But before you do, please read through this week’s announcements.

It’s time for SOL Tuesday! #sol18 #TWTBlog

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It’s time to write, share, and give. But before you do, please take a look at the updated comment guidelines and please read this week’s announcements.

A Conversation with Amy June Bates & Juniper Bates + a Book Giveaway

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  Anyone who knows me in real life knows how concerned I’ve been about the state of affairs in our country. I’ve been making phone calls, signing petitions, and showing up to my… Continue reading

Participant Information Form #sol18

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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.

It’s SOL Tuesday! #sol18 #TWTBlog

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Please read today’s announcements before leaving the link to your post.

Inquiry Minilessons: Beyond the Fundamentals of Writing Workshop

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There are many ways to teach a minilesson effectively. Many people think inquiry minilessons are stickier than demonstrations since kids “discover” things on their own. As a result, learning stays with kids longer since they’ve come to the learning on their own.