It’s time for our annual co-author summer vacation. But wait, we have lots to keep you going in the meantime!
This year, they were going to be the first group of 5th graders to break the summer curse.
Glue your butt to the chair, every day, or at least once a week, and you will not only become a better writer–you’ll become a better teacher of writing.
The six of us will be recharging our batteries, planning and brainstorming, coming up with even more great ideas to share with our lovely community of teachers and writers.
But don’t worry, we’ve got lots to keep you going in the meantime!
Looking for a summer project? Spruce up your teaching toolkit.
Whether it’s an institute put on by your own district, or an expert is coming to town, or if you’ll be traveling many miles to take part, I hope that you are as excited about attending your institutes as I am about teaching them.
Want to obtain some high quality professional development at no cost to you? Need some books to sink your teeth into this summer? Feel like kicking back and just enjoying some time off? If you answered “yes,” to one of these questions, then read on!
You’ve got to practice writing to teach writing!
This nighttime drawing journal is the perfect summer keepsake for our youngest writers.
It’s almost summer! Time for sunshine, flip-flops, barbecue grills, and reading student writing.
Four tips to set yourself up for summer writing!
Today launches our Independent Writing Blog Series! Join us all week long as we write about writing projects, summer writing, getting published in the real world, multi-genre projects, pulling back to let kids write on their own, and much, much more! Also join us for a Twitter chat on Monday, May 12 at 8:30pm EST with the hashtag #TWTBlog.
In an effort to make sure summer doesn’t pass us by, we’ve decided to take a month off from blogging here at Two Writing Teachers again this summer. Today is the last non-Slice of Life Story Challenge post you’ll see until Monday, August 5th. (NOTE: We’ll still be hosting the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge during the entire month of July.)
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Annie tackled a question many parents ask teachers at the end of the school year yesterday on her blog. Here’s an excerpt of her post, which she has authorized me … Continue Reading What Should A Child Write About Over the Summer?
Professional Development can go hand-in-hand with a summer getaway! Think about seeing a new place and learning something too. Here’s what other readers mentioned as great summertime p.d. opportunities to … Continue Reading Where Do You Want to Go This Summer?