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.
A recap of this week’s blog series, in case you missed it.
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 … Continue Reading Writing Information Books with Voice and Beauty: Diving Into Information Writing Blog Series
Stretch your students’ knowledge of information writing by trying a unit of narrative nonfiction.
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.
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 … Continue Reading Teacher-Written Mentor Texts: Diving into Information Writing
How do you encourage students when beginning the writing process for information writing? Give them choices!
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.
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.