Slowing down the brainstorming part of the writing process and recognizing the emotionality of feedback has big rewards for two published authors, in addition to our young classroom writers.
To my co-authors and readers alike, this has been a great journey . . .
4th grade teacher and published author, Kate Narita, answers my questions today about being a writer and an educator who is currently in the classroom. Be sure to comment for a chance to win a copy of Kate’s book 100 Bugs! A Counting Story, a class set of bookmarks, and a 15 minutes Skype with Kate!
Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist? Are there students in your classroom who might be described as perfectionists?
When we know the purpose or the why in our work we work intentionally. As teachers, knowing our writers are working with intention allows us to trust the students. With trust, we can step back and allow students to make the decisions about their writing.
A class hub can make all the difference for digital writing and learning!
For writers to grow, they must develop writer identities. How do we help them do that?
A lesson from Kate DiCamillo
Stay tuned this morning as I add to this post about #KidLitPalooza, live from this amazing event that connects children’s authors to students!
What are the books that have shaped you as a teacher of writing? Reflecting today, in thanks, for the authors and books that have influenced my life as a teacher.
Ralph Fletcher, who is a beloved trade and professional book author, steps into our Author Spotlight.
Mike Curato, author and illustrator of the Little Elliot books, steps into TWT’s Author Spotlight today.
Melissa Stewart, award-winning author of more than 150 nonfiction books for children, steps into our Author’s Spotlight today. In her post, she shares about the chunk and check process, which will help your students conduct research.
We’re delighted to have Augusta Scattergood kicking-off our new Author Spotlight Blog Series.
Check out Michigan author, Ruth McNally Barshaw and a peek at our family literacy night!
I enjoyed this book as a fan of children’s literature, but it is also a valuable resource to teachers of literacy.
Want to obtain some high quality professional development at no cost to you? Need some books to sink your teeth into this summer? Feel like kicking back and just enjoying some time off? If you answered “yes,” to one of these questions, then read on!
Today’s interview holds a host of insights into the way in which Megan Jean Sovern, author of The Meaning of Maggie, develops characters, brings themes to the fore, and plans plot trajectory. Suffice it to say, I came away more than a little inspired.
Happy Charting: ‘Smarter Charts’ Authors Marjorie Martinelli and Kristi Mraz Share Some Tips for Your Classroom
It’s always a joy to learn with Majorie Martinelli and Kristi Mraz. In this interview, they share some excellent advice on using charts to support independence in the classroom.
I love this new title from Kate Messner and Andy Rash. As I read it, I was intrigued by the speech bubbles, and I wondered how they influenced Kate’s writing … Continue Reading Kate Messner’s Latest Picture Book