Letter writing is a fun way to end the school year and launch students into summer writing. Bonus: personalize the postcard template and set up a class/school summer writing challenge!
Author: Shawnda Fukano
Looking for a way to launch poetry writing or integrate poetry into your content studies? Try found poetry, a GLAD strategy that scaffolds free verse poetry writing for students, including multilingual learners and reluctant writers.
Sentence Patterning Charts
How do you teach students what a sentence is? The Sentence Patterning Chart, a strategy from Project GLAD, makes teaching sentences concrete and fun. Try singing sentences with your students and see for yourself!
Wait Just a Second!
What if I told you that you could drastically improve student engagement and learning in just a matter of seconds and with little to no prep time? You can with the power of WAIT TIME!
Over-Scaffolding: Beware of the Temptation!
We went into teaching to support students with learning. Sometimes, though, our well-intentioned supports can get in the way of learning and growing.
Language-Focused Strategy Groups: Supporting Language Learning in Writing Workshop
Do you have ELL students in your classroom? Support their language development within the writing workshop with language-focused strategy groups!
Integrating Social Justice Work Into Writing
I became a teacher to promote equity and social justice, but I'm not always sure what to do next for and with my students. The Social Justice Standards provide a roadmap for educators and integrate especially well with writing.
Chants for Writing: Support Routines, Conventions, and Craft
Chants are a highly engaging teaching strategy that support multilingual and monolingual learners alike. Try them out for teaching routines, conventions, and craft in writing workshop.