Don't let kids (or teachers) lose momentum for writing as summer approaches! There is no better time than now to implement independent writing projects, as we help kids prepare to lead writerly lives long after the school year ends.
In case you missed it...all of last week we've been running a blog series devoted to fostering independent writing across grade levels, across the school year, and even during the summer! Here's what each day in the series looked like: On Monday, Beth wrote a post on Independent Writing in the Early Grades (K-2) : We all strive… Continue reading ICYMI: The TWT Independent Writing Blog Series
The last quarter of the school year brings gifts all its own - it’s a time to celebrate all the investment that has been made during the first three quarters: our students have a sense of independence and ownership of their learning, and they are ready, willing and able to spread their wings… Continue reading Independent Writng: Multi-genre writing projects to celebrate a year of writing workshop
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?
Encouraging students to have back-up work honors who they are as writers.
Channeling students to write over the summer can generate loads of independence and engagement. Read on for tips on how to get started.
Letting go can be hard. Here are some thoughts on how to engage and disengage from the writer during the process of building independence.
Today launches our Independent Writing Blog Series! Join us all week long as we write about writing projects, summer writing, getting published in the real world, multi-genre projects, pulling back to let kids write on their own, and much, much more! Also join us for a Twitter chat on Monday, May 12 at 8:30pm EST with the hashtag #TWTBlog.