Diving into Information Writing Blog Series

ICYMI: Discovering the Writer’s Life Blog Series Recap

It's difficult to consider yourself a writer isn't it? As I read the post in this series I related to each of my co-author's posts. Considering yourself a reader seems natural to many of us; but calling yourself a writer is personal and difficult.

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Writing Information Books with Voice and Beauty: Diving Into Information Writing Blog Series

When I was a kid, our town library had a whole special room filled with children's books. It was one of my favorite places in the world. That was where I fell in love with Corduroy, and Caps for Sale, Where the Wild Things Are, and later, Matilda, and Superfudge, and The Babysitters Club. But another thing I remember about… Continue reading Writing Information Books with Voice and Beauty: Diving Into Information Writing Blog Series

Diving into Information Writing Blog Series

Immersion and Connections: Diving Into Informational Writing

This is when I realized all the writing we do shares this goal: making sense of the world and being passionate about learning. We are immersed in writing to make sense of the world and who we are in this big world. We are writing about things we know a lot about; ourselves, our families, our pets, our favorite things, favorite foods, and the list goes on and on. We ARE writing to making sense of who we are while imparting information about ourselves to our community. This sounds a lot like informational writing at it’s most basic level.

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Teacher-Written Mentor Texts: Diving into Information Writing

I've long believed teacher-written texts can serve as excellent mentor texts during a unit of study. While I'm a huge advocate of student-written mentor texts, sometimes student writing doesn't have everything we need it to contain. We can tailor our own writing to our units of study. We can do this because we can be… Continue reading Teacher-Written Mentor Texts: Diving into Information Writing

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Allowing Student Choice within Information Writing: Diving into Information Writing

How do you encourage students when beginning the writing process for information writing? Give them choices!

Diving into Information Writing Blog Series

Using Qualities of Information Writing to Guide Students to Set Goals: Diving Into Information Writing Blog Series

It's important to help students to set a vision for the work ahead at the start of an information writing unit (or any writing unit, for that matter). This post shows how.

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Preview: Diving into Information Writing Blog Series

We are thrilled to launch our latest blog series, Diving Into Information Writing. Click on for a preview of the week to come on Two Writing Teachers.