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.
Farewell, from Lanny
To my co-authors and readers alike, this has been a great journey . . .
Interview with Teacher and Author Kate Narita + Giveaway
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!
Advice for the Perfectionists in Writing Workshop
Do you consider yourself to be a perfectionist? Are there students in your classroom who might be described as perfectionists?
Exposing, Sharing, & Connecting: Helping Writers See Why We Write
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 To The Rescue!
A class hub can make all the difference for digital writing and learning!
Discovering and Developing Student Writer Identity
For writers to grow, they must develop writer identities. How do we help them do that?
Show Up and Do the Work
A lesson from Kate DiCamillo
Live From #KidLitPalooza!
Stay tuned this morning as I add to this post about #KidLitPalooza, live from this amazing event that connects children's authors to students!
In Thanks: Books That Built a Writing Teacher
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.
How I Became An Author
Ralph Fletcher, who is a beloved trade and professional book author, steps into our Author Spotlight.
Being an Illustrator on Both Sides of the Fence
Mike Curato, author and illustrator of the Little Elliot books, steps into TWT's Author Spotlight today.