Four ways to encourage students to write after the school day is finished WITHOUT assigning writing as homework.
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.
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With the action research project I’m about to embark on, I’m trying to get a better hold on the writing behaviors my students, who do not write regularly, possess. I … Continue Reading Writing Behaviors & the Process
Over the mid-winter recess I asked my students to sketch out their at-home writing space. Further, if they didn’t have an at-home writing space, I asked them to create one. … Continue Reading Writing Space
First, I have to say that today’s lesson I taught, which was adapted from Session 11 of Calkins & Cruz’s Book on Fiction Writing in Grades 3 – 5 is … Continue Reading Ideas for Creating a 3-D Character from Today’s M.L. Active Engagement
WN Entry – Fiction pg. 1 Originally uploaded by teachergal Today’s Writing Workshop Teaching Point came right out of Calkins and Cruz’s Short Fiction Book – Session 1. While I … Continue Reading Teaching Fiction in a Pin-Drop, Silent Room