Category Archive: blogging

Creating Classroom Environments: Places for Writers to Grow

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Every summer I dream of my classroom. When considering my third grade writers, what do they need to grow and how can I provide classroom spaces for that?

July Blogging Break

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It’s time for our annual co-author summer vacation. But wait, we have lots to keep you going in the meantime!

#TWTBlog 3.0

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It’s my pleasure to announce the classroom teachers who will join our co-author team!

Diving Into Kidblogs

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As the year winds down, I am reflecting on our classroom blogging experience and what I’ve learned.

Blogging Adventures

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What challenges do your student bloggers face? How are you supporting their growth as blog writers?

Want to write for TWT?

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We’re expanding our co-author team to include another one (or two) classroom teacher voices. If you’re interested, please fill out the form contained in this post by Friday, May 15th.

Write, Share, Give

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Reminder: Our TWT family is expanding. If you are interested in sharing your love for writing workshop, working with kids and inspiring others through your teaching we hope to hear from you. Here… Continue reading

Expanding Our Team

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Are you interested in joining the TWT Co-Author Team?

April Vacation

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We’re taking a week off from blogging to catch our breath after the SOLSC (aka: our version of an ultra marathon!).

Winter Recess

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The six of us will be celebrating holidays, recharging our batteries, and coming up with more posts to share with this incredible community of teachers and writers for the next two weeks. In the meantime, we have lots to keep you going over winter break.

Two Writing Teachers Summer Vacation

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The six of us will be recharging our batteries, planning and brainstorming, coming up with even more great ideas to share with our lovely community of teachers and writers.

But don’t worry, we’ve got lots to keep you going in the meantime!

Writing for the Internet

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The internet has changed the way we read and write. Here is a lead-in lesson to consider those changes with your students.

Independent Writing: 10 Ways to Get Students Published in the Real World

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Some students want to write more than what is required of them in writing workshop. Enter independent writing projects! But how do you go from being another set of eyes on some additional writing a student does to helping him/her go public with their work?

Connecting with Other Writers

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I had the pleasure of speaking about “Curating and Cultivating a Virtual Community of Writers” with the members of the Chester County Reading Association this afternoon. I talked about the ways blogging, microblogging, other digital technologies allow teacher-writers to interact with each other worldwide.

April Vacation

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Here in Vermont, winter is white and sparkly, all jingle bells and sleigh rides. Summer is green and luscious, with blue skies and sunshine. Fall is golden and red and drop dead gorgeous.… Continue reading

Six Months of the Six of Us

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It’s hard to believe it’s been six months since the six of us came together to relaunch TWT. Here’s a look at where we’ve been and where we are going.

Winter Break

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We’re taking off from blogging so we can spend the holidays with family and friends. We’ll be back on Jan. 6th, 2014. However, the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge will still go on!

Meet the New TWT Co-Authors!

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It’s my pleasure to announce the dynamic classroom teachers, literacy coaches, staff developers, and writers who are joining me as co-writers of TWT.

Sharing Voices by Blogging: A Guest Blog Post by Amy Rudd

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About four years ago, I heard of a wonderful tool, Kidblog, that could be used as an ad-free environment when blogging with students and the key word that caused me to perk up when… Continue reading

In Search of a New Co-Author

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Are you interested in joining me on the next part of this blogging journey?