Third grade was my favorite year of school. We had the best teacher ever. We sang songs and poems that I still remember to this day (Cumalada cumalada cumalada vista!). … Continue Reading Planning Ahead for Publishing
I teach writing very differently from the way in which I was taught writing. I suspect that many of the parents of my sixth graders feel the same way when their kids come home with stories about mini lessons, mentor texts, and genre studies. “What do all these terms mean anyway?” they must wonder, “and exactly how do they advance my kid’s writing?”.
Take some time to celebrate what your students have accomplished, thanks to your teaching, in writing workshop. Name something — big or small — you’re proud of from this school year.
A quick list of some favorite songs for writing celebrations, to brighten your day!
This recipe for a school-wide writing celebration offers one idea for a way to include all students without the anxiety that often comes from presenting in front of a large group. Also, it is easy to prepare and the outcome is delicious!
Please join me in celebrating with Beth, her husband, and her daughter as they welcome a new addition to their family, Jackson Brinton Moore.
Please join me in celebrating with Anna and her husband as they welcome their son, Thomas Hudson Cockerille, into the world.
Many parents, guardians, and extended family members cannot leave work to attend writing celebrations. Here are some ideas to bring your next publishing party into the community where you teach OR to make them virtual celebrations.
Beth Moore offers a collection of ten publishing party ideas you can use to celebrate your students’ writing.
Each year Deb Gaby helps select a reading theme for the school year at Milford Elementary School. This year, to kick off the BIG reading year, we hosted a carnival. … Continue Reading Dream Big…Read Big…Write Big
Seven tips to help you get and stay more productive during the holiday season and all year long.
I am thankful for every person who has found their way to our blog. I’m thankful to those who have offered advice, kind words, inspiration, and support through the years. It’s because of you, our readers and fellow educators, that we continue to blog day after day. Thank you for helping us to reach this special occasion in our blogging lives.
Here’s what’s filling up my brain… On Wednesday I’ll be joining educators at the Literacy in Motion Conference at Judson University. If you are there, make sure to say, Hello!
Today is our FIFTH blogiversary. That’s right! Five years ago today we started Two Writing Teachers. Here’s a little look at five things that have changed between June 12th, 2007 … Continue Reading Today’s Our Blogiversary
Sometimes I think about the amazing work happening in writing workshops, and then wonder if anyone else notices. Sometimes the things that are most amazing are small bits that pack … Continue Reading Documenting Our Learning
This is great. We’re going to play it this afternoon with the class. Popcorn, apple juice, and a movie to celebrate our work in poetry. Please watch the first minute, … Continue Reading Kindergarten Poetry Celebration
I’ve been percolating some ideas for the Celebrating Writers book Christi Overman and I are working on and expect to have out later this year with Stenhouse. We pretty much … Continue Reading Celebrating Versus Publishing
Recently Franki Sibberson interviewed me about the importance of writing celebrations. It was posted on Choice Literacy this week and you can listen here. While there, sign up to receive … Continue Reading Want to hear some thoughts about celebrations?
When authors have a book published, they often have a book party at a local library or bookstore. When Day by Day came out my school hosted a book party … Continue Reading Best Book Ever Party
I know most of us relish in the small celebrations of student writing everyday. This happens when we use student work to teach a minilesson, give positive feedback during a … Continue Reading How Often Do You Celebrate Student Writing?