Category Archive: Teachers College

Writing Checklists: Tools for Independence and Goal-Setting

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I am a list person. I have lists by my computer, by my bed, in the kitchen, in my car console– And I love crossing things off my lists. One of the reasons… Continue reading

Addressing Knowledge Issues in Informational Writing

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If we do not possess a good amount of background knowledge, if we are not interested in the topic, and we were not given a choice, our writing typically suffers. Lack of knowledge in particular, as Mary Ehrenworth suggests, manifests quickly as writing weakness and writing problems. As writing workshop teachers, how might we think about and address these challenges?

The Question Formulation Technique for Deepening Thought

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The Question Formulation Technique is a powerful instructional strategy across content areas.

Finding Our Teacher of Writers Superpowers

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What teacher of writers superpower would you like to develop this year?

Moving from Partnerships to Peer Conferring

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I attended Kathleen Tolan’s “Once You Have Taught Workshops for Years, How Do You Go from Good to Great? Tap the Power of Peer Conferring and Supporting Student Independence and Goal-Setting.” Workshop at… Continue reading

A Mini-Crash-Course on Oral Storytelling

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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 aside all excuses… Continue reading

Blogs & Microblogs in the Classroom

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“The act of telling your story and sharing part of your life with somebody is alive and well—even more so than at the dawn of blogging.” –Lee Rainie, director of the Internet and… Continue reading

“Speaking with an Educator’s Voice”

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Check out the article on pg. 11 of TC Today‘s Spring 2008 issue. The article is moving and an excellent read.