Category Archive: topics

10 Math & Science Topic Choice Mentors + 10 Book Giveaways

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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.

Supporting Boy Writers: An Interview with Ralph Fletcher

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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.

10 Topic Choice Mentor Texts + 10 Book Giveaways

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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.

I don’t know what to write. Really? Really.

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Sarah Picard Taylor provides you with five ideas to get K – 2 writers writing when they find themselves stuck.

Topic Choice

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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 them to explore… Continue reading

Looking for Something?

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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, just under our… Continue reading

The Truth is what matters when we write. (The “T” is capitalized for a reason.)

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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 of honest emotions,… Continue reading

They can never say that they don’t know what to write about anymore!

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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 Guide to Teaching… Continue reading