Structures and routines need to be clear in your head so they can be implemented when you start Writing Workshop. You can shift to a new routine or modify one … Continue Reading Getting Back to Basics: Structures & Routines (Part of TWT’s Big Pictures Series)
A few years ago I often began asking my students to tell me what I did well as a writer and what I could work on as a writer when … Continue Reading Have You Ever Asked Your Kids for Feedback on YOUR Writing?
Deb has a great post that contains some prompts, from Corgill’s Book Of Primary Importance, to help kids when they’re sharing. Click here to read the list of prompts, which … Continue Reading Share Talk
Tomorrow is the first “real” day of Writing Workshop in my classroom. My students will be mapping their hearts. Hence, I decided that I will also conduct our first, of … Continue Reading Progress or Process Share???
May I just say what a gift it is when we share our writing with others? Today in the BWWT, we opened up an “Author’s Chair.” The readings were amazing. … Continue Reading The Gift of Sharing.
Publishing Party – October 2004, originally uploaded by teachergal. Katherine Bomer spoke about the celebrating the work our young writers do when she delivered the Keynote Address at the TCRWP … Continue Reading Remember to Celebrate!
I just received a mailing from my school over the weekend with our summer professional reading. There’s an excerpt from The Art of Teaching Reading, as well as a copy … Continue Reading Sharing in Writing Workshop
This will be the cover page for the eight slice of life stories I wrote this past week. I’m going to be sharing them with my students so that they, … Continue Reading Eight Slice of My Life –> Sharing With My Students
Sometimes I feel that as teachers we are so focused on preparing kids for the next level that we forget what writing can do for them right now. And even more … Continue Reading share your stories.
One of my goals as a Writing Teacher this year was to have my students share notebook entries every Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, it’s not catching on as well as … Continue Reading Writing Shares
Last week I began having my students share poems (original or ones they love from other poets) on Friday mornings. Only one person signed up so far this week and … Continue Reading Poetry Friday in My Classroom
I started a wiki a few weeks ago and have been playing with this form of sharing . When you go there, you will see it’s a work in progress. … Continue Reading playing with technology.
You absolutely must take two minutes and click over to Christi Overman’s blog, Chocolate for Teachers, and read about her very first sharing session of her teaching career. I think … Continue Reading get a giggle out of this.
Pay it forward! It wasn’t just a movie and it’s not just an expression in my world. Those three little words are ones I try to live by at work, … Continue Reading Take a new teacher by the hand and PAY IT FORWARD!
Sharing. What a gift! I had the pleasure of spending last week with 25 teachers who were concentrating on becoming more effective writing teachers. I’m a firm believer in one … Continue Reading the gift we give.