One thing we can do to support all writers, is to be intentional in the topics and story ideas we use as models and mentors. Modeling a wide range of stories and ideas can help each of your writers be inspired.
The cornerstone of writing workshop is that students get to choose their own topics rather than be assigned a topic by the teacher.
How do you handle these moments? What does a conference look like when you’re thinking, “Oh my goodness. Should I even be letting them write about this in school?!”
Do you have students who are interested in math and science, but claim they hate writing or don’t know what to write about in their writer’s notebooks? Here are 10 newer picture books to inspire them to write about their passion.
Have you ever banned a topic from your writing workshop? If you have, you’re not alone…but you may want to think twice about that policy.
Do you have students who claim they don’t know what to write about in their writer’s notebooks? Here are 10 new picture books to inspire them to write.
Sarah Picard Taylor provides you with five ideas to get K – 2 writers writing when they find themselves stuck.
So often, we run into students who say, “I don’t know what to write about.” We work to help them develop topics. We make lists of writing ideas. We encourage … Continue Reading Topic Choice
If you’re looking for information about a specific topic or a post you’ve seen in the past, you may want to use the search box in the top right corner, … Continue Reading Looking for Something?
Ruth and I have were recently talking about the truth in our writing. We both recognized that honesty matters when we write. Writing is empty and vacant without the expression … Continue Reading The Truth is what matters when we write. (The “T” is capitalized for a reason.)
Sample List Originally uploaded by teachergal Encourage your students to keep a list of things they can write about in their writer’s notebooks (an idea I took from The No-Nonsense … Continue Reading They can never say that they don’t know what to write about anymore!