If you’ve determined that carving out space for your own writing life is important this summer, here are a few tips for making it happen.
Category: summer vacation
Summer Writing Ideas
A common question at this time of year is a welcome one! How can we encourage children's writing lives over the summer? Here are a few ideas to share.
Handwritten Letters & Summer Snail Mail
Letter writing is a fun way to end the school year and launch students into summer writing. Bonus: personalize the postcard template and set up a class/school summer writing challenge!
End the Year with a Comma: Building Excitement for Summer Writing
The last days of school don’t only have to be about closure. What if we treat the end a little more like the beginning of the year, building writing excitement instead of winding down? What if we plant the seed of being a writer both in and out of school?
A Moment to Inspire Summer Writing
Consider this an invitation. An invitation to seek out the magic happening in your own environment. An invitation to fuel your writing life with small moments that help you to appreciate all that is worth writing about. An invitation to encourage a young writer (or a group of young writers) to do the same.
2020 June/July Vacation
As this historic school year comes to a close, the TWT team is taking a break through the rest of June and July. We will return on August 2nd. Of course, we will still be here each Tuesday for Slice of Life through June and July and we look forward to connecting through stories.
Reimagine Tools for Summertime Writing
Many of us will be satisfied if kids choose to JUST WRITE this summer. However, for the students who are ready to do more than just write, we can provide them with a nudge to transform tools they’ve leaned on during the school year so they can become updated tools for at-home, independent use this summer.
Some Summer Writing Motivation
The idea of creating anything at all that motivates children to continue learning and developing themselves as writers has kept me awake over the last few nights. And after a conversation with a few VERY trusted colleagues, I'm thinking sleep is going to be intermittent tonight, too. (Why can't I just turn off?) I know… Continue reading Some Summer Writing Motivation
Literacy Coaches: Thinking Ahead to May & June — Already?!
Here are three things I'm working on, right now, in the first week of February.
A To Be Written List
What will be on your To Be Written List this summer?
Summer Notebook: A Worthy Mission
As teachers, most of us view summer as a much-needed period for decompression and recharging. But as teachers of writing, there are likely several of us who see summertime as a valuable opportunity to prepare. One thing I plan to do is purchase a summer notebook...
One Line a Day
One reason we write is to help us remember. As a result, a line-a-day journal is a great way to inspire kids to write daily all summer (and maybe all year) long.