Take a little tour with me as I share highlights from this new book by Katie Egan Cunningham.
I recently had the pleasure of attending the 25th Annual Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference in Illinois. One of the sessions I attended was led by the brilliant and endearing Christopher Lehman. … Continue Reading Starting with Story
It’s been several months since I’ve written for Two Writing Teachers. In December my son was born, and I was on maternity leave until a few weeks ago. Then, in March I pushed … Continue Reading A Mini-Crash-Course on Oral Storytelling
Peruse some of our past posts that will help you and your students find more things to write about.
As many of you know, I’ve been a busy girl this week. I was at Judson University’s Literacy in Motion conference on Wednesday speaking about my work with celebrations. Then … Continue Reading I Didn’t Expect…
There are no shortage of books on Chanukah. Despite the fact that Chanukah is not one of the major Jewish holidays, there are lots of books, some of which aren’t … Continue Reading Happy Chanukah + a Book Giveaway
Yesterday afternoon I attended the Elementary Section Get-Together at the Chicago Hilton. The get-togethers are always fun to attend since they provide me with the opportunity to catch up with … Continue Reading Stories are essential to our lives.
One of the ways Martha Horn suggests launching workshop is to spend a significant amount of time steeping the workshop in storytelling. In fact, she suggests every child tell a … Continue Reading Storytelling
“If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.” … Continue Reading Stories Matter
To date, 37 states and the District of Columbia have voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards. Many teachers of writing are nervous about the adoption of the Standards since … Continue Reading Storytelling Helps Kids in Many Ways and Meets the Standards!
Annie Campbell is a third grade teacher in Richmond, Virginia. She keeps a blog, Write Now in Room 204, which is a place for her to share her class’s daily … Continue Reading Listen Like a Writer: A Guest Blog Post by Annie Campbell
Stories are as unique as the people who tell them, and the best stories are those in which the ending is a surprise. At least, that’s what Travis Parker recalled … Continue Reading Share Your Story
In the clickey-click way of the Internet, I found myself here. Storypeople is filled with whimsy, some art, stories and poetry that will make you smile. I found myself lost in … Continue Reading If you have a few minutes
I was talking with a friend and colleague of mine, Deb Gaby. She was commenting about how often in life when we begin to think differently, this new awareness crops … Continue Reading Owning Your Story.
I Am Amazed is written and illustrated by Jodi Hills. It’s a book that pays tribute to the people in our everyday lives that we often look past and recognizes … Continue Reading WN Entry: I Am Amazed…
One day I was packing my bag, getting ready to go to another school when I looked up to notice Arielle was still sitting at her desk, staring at me. … Continue Reading Ruth’s Student Story: Arielle.
I don’t wanna write a student story, is the thought going through my mind right now (and because I live with two little girls there may even be a bit … Continue Reading Ruth’s SS1 (Brian): I don’t wanna write.
I’ve taught fourth or fifth grade in low-SES communities ever since I worked as a fifth grade teacher at P.S. 72 in Spanish Harlem when I was a graduate student … Continue Reading Student Story #1: I Need to Hold Your Hand
Yesterday we headed to Massachusetts for our final field trip of the year. We were supposed to visit the Sculpture Park at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. However, it was … Continue Reading Story Telling in 104 Degree Heat