Linda Rief has collected a treasure of mentor texts and created a guide to encourage you to find your own treasures! Start here, get inspired, and then see what you find when you start looking. It can be as small or big as you want when you begin and Linda gives us all the right tools to get started.
Slice up a quick write and a poem may emerge!
Penny Kittle and Don Graves’s Quick Writes Book attracted some of my kids inasmuch as I adapted some of the “Quick Writes” for my students to use as homework (if they needed an… Continue reading
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 reached for M.… Continue reading
My grade-level colleagues and I discussed ways to make more time for independent writing during our last common planning session. One thing that was mentioned was setting aside some time in-class, whether it’s… Continue reading
Earlier this week I wrote a quick write in my writer’s notebook about getting my cabbage patch kid. (Last week for Memoir Monday, I toyed with the So What? of writing about Laney.) I… Continue reading
I learned so much at the final session I attended at NCTE today. The session, “Writing from your Teaching Life,” was led by Don Graves, Penny Kittle, Meg Petersen, and Karen Hartman. What… Continue reading