Category Archive: independent writing

Voices Matter

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It’s been striking me recently how self-confidence and independence as a writer hinges on knowing your voice matters. When young writers know their words make a difference, then they are more confident, are… Continue reading

Why is being an independent writer important?

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Someone posed this question to me earlier this week and since then it has been tumbling around my mind. It seems like such a simple question and one I would be able to… Continue reading

Finding Your Own Writing Process

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This week I’ve been thinking about how the writers in our classrooms can find their own writing process. To help give weight to some of my ideas I’ve been rereading some of my… Continue reading

Nurturing & Nudging Independence

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Last weekend at NCTE, I had the pleasure of attending a session co-led by Patrick Allen, author of Conferring: The Keystone of Reader’s Workshop.  Patrick shared  some questions that he and one of… Continue reading