bilingual · interactive writing · kindergarten · writing workshop

Possibilities for Interactive Writing in a Bilingual Classroom

In a bilingual classroom, it is so important to build community around speaking, listening, and writing together. Interactive writing is a fantastic tool that can support this goal.

back to school · bilingual · conventions · craft · ELL · multilingual · routines

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.

bilingual · foreign language · guest blogger · poetry

Finding Interdisciplinary Opportunities in Writing Workshop

What happens when the next unit in third grade writing workshop is poetry and the classroom teacher stumbles across an anthology of bilingual poetry? This post describes how a third-grade homeroom teacher and a Spanish teacher collaborated to implement an interdisciplinary, bilingual poetry unit.