NEATE 2008 Fall Conference · presentations · RIWP · writing workshop

The Essence of Workshop Teaching

I woke up early this morning and decided to get started on the PPT for my presentation at the 2008 Fall NEATE Conference in Nashua, NH. The title is, "INSPIRING CHILDREN TO WRITE: Teaching Writing Workshop with Our Notebooks Wide-Open," which is very similar to the title I used when I presented at the RIWP's… Continue reading The Essence of Workshop Teaching

presentations · RIWP · wlu

We’ve built a new page!

Be sure to check out our new PRESENTATIONS Page. It includes presentations we've done in the past couple of years. Going-forward, after every presentation we do, we'll post our Power Point Presentations and handouts on this page. Check back late next week for Ruth's "Embracing Imperfection" Presentation that she'll be doing at the All-Write Consortium's… Continue reading We’ve built a new page!

critical literacy · peter h. johnson · powerful literacy · RIWP · Stephanie R. Jones · writing · writing workshop


I had the pleasure of hearing Linda Christensen deliver the keynote address at today's RIWP Spring 2008 Conference. Linda wrote a book entitled Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and the Power, so it was natural for her to speak on the subject of the "Politics of Language: Teaching About Language and… Continue reading MAKING KIDS FEEL BIG, NOT small.

RIWP · slice of life · teacher of writing · writer's notebook

Slice of Life Writing

One of my students and her mom spent some time with me after school yesterday afternoon. (Yep, made it through the day even though I was sick!) She claimed that she had nothing to write about in her notebook, which is why she wasn't writing. I referenced my entry to Whole Foods and told her… Continue reading Slice of Life Writing

conventions · RIWP · teacher of writing · writer's notebook

RIWP Spring Conference

I just received an e-mail today to find out that my proposal to do a session at the Rhode Island Writing Project's Spring Conference was accepted. 🙂 The session's title I proposed when I submitted my proposal was, "Inspiring Children to Write By Living Like a Writer: Teaching Writing Workshop with Our Notebooks Wide-Open." The… Continue reading RIWP Spring Conference