Today's post is a roundup of all the posts in our August blog series as well as the announcement of our giveaway winner!
Category: Resetting Our Workshop Practices Blog Series
A Writing Tool that Honors the Writing Process Itself: Resetting Our Workshop Practices
Do your students use pencils to write with during writing workshop? If so, you may want to reconsider this practice in favor of something a little more permanent.
Spelling Words for Kids: Resetting Our Workshop Practices
Here are some things I used to think... but now I don't -- about spelling words for kids during writing workshop.
Interrogating Our Feedback: Resetting Our Workshop Practices
As I get ready to head back into my classroom, I am thinking about my feedback and the intention vs. outcome.
Writing on Students’ Work in Progress: Resetting Our Workshop Practices
I used to write on my students’ writing. NOW I believe if I’m the person writing down what I think a child should write, then I remove lots of that child’s agency.
Sharing Anecdotal Notes To Shift From Mine To Ours: Resetting Our Workshop Practices
How can we build even more self-efficacy with our student writers? A few simple moves can transform your anecdotal notes and empower you
Graphic Organizers Limit Creativity: Resetting Our Workshop Practices
Many teachers assign graphic organizers to help students learn about structure and organization. But do these organizers actually impede authentic writing and student agency? Read about why Leah chose to stop mandating graphic organizers, and some tips for letting go!
Make Space After the Minilesson: Resetting Our Workshop Practices
Making space after the minilesson for any of these three practices can help to maximize the interactions we have with writers throughout the workshop.
The Importance of Charts in Classrooms: Resetting Our Workshop Practices
Within classrooms, charts are critically important elements for shifting the responsibility of learning.
Opening the Door to Reflection: Resetting Our Workshop Practices Blog Series
At Two Writing Teachers, we know how important it is to learn in a safe space, so this week, we invite you into ours. We will share some of the growth experienced in our own teaching and what that was like for our students and for us. You might recognize yourself in some of our journeys, or you may see into an experience quite different from your own.