Category Archive: writer’s notebook

Self-Assessing Their Notebooks

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Inspired by Davis and Hill‘s Book The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing: Strategies, Structures, and Solutions, which is published by Heinemann, I began giving my students weekend writing assessments last year. One of… Continue reading

STEPS: One Little Word

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steps Originally uploaded by teachergal I’m took the first OLW Challenge of the New Year this evening. I know I’m not submitting this for the OLW Contest since the “Steps” Contest ended a… Continue reading

WN Entry: Je me leve…

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I had a little trouble deciding the routine I’d write about today. However, I wanted to pay hommage to my third and fourth grade French Teacher, so I chose the first routine of… Continue reading

Narrative Feedback to a Student

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Narrative Feedback to a Student Originally uploaded by teachergal When we returned from Winter Recess I had my students complete self-evaluations of their Writer’s Notebooks. (They do this in the middle and at… Continue reading

Practice What You Preach

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My husband (that feels cool to write) took this photo of me on our honeymoon. He captured me writing an entry, on the beach, in my writer’s notebook. I think this picture is… Continue reading

Last Post of the Year

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This is going to be my last post for 2007. Tomorrow starts a new year, brimming with possibilities and promise. 2007 has been an amazing year for me professionally and personally. Though it… Continue reading

Take Note of What Surrounds You

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My students have been doing a lot of noticing in Writing Workshop since we began our Personal Essay Unit of Study last week. Hence, I created this Motivational Poster (of sorts) online. I… Continue reading

Stacey’s WN Entry: Not quite a poem and not quite a list

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Here’s my submission for Writer’s Notebook Wednesdays. P.S. This is that notebook I was going to do all of the recopying into.

How do Notebooks Fit into the Writing Process

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A Time for Meaning – Notebooks in the Writing Process, originally uploaded by teachergal. This graphic is from Katherine Bomer’s Key Note Address at the 2006 TCRWP Summer Institute on the Teaching of… Continue reading

I’m finally using it today!

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I’m finally using that notebook. You know, the one with all of the recopied entries, today in my WW Demo. (Here’s an image of the entry.) However, since 2005 I’ve added a few… Continue reading

It’s that time again! Today is WNW!

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Please use Mr. Linky to link us to your writer’s notebook entry or just leave a comment with your entry pasted in to the comment box. We look forward to reading all of… Continue reading

Writing Shares

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One of my goals as a Writing Teacher this year was to have my students share notebook entries every Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, it’s not catching on as well as I would have… Continue reading

A writing challenge I volunteered for… and it’s going to be challenging!

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Every week my synagogue attaches a D’var Torah, which is an interpretation of the week’s Torah portion, to the weekly newsletter. I decided to volunteer to write a D’var Torah on the occasion… Continue reading

Take a look around you

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When I taught in NYC, I was fortunate enough to work one block away from Central Park. Therefore, when the urge struck me, I’d take my students out to Central Park with their… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: It’s Autumn Here in New England

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The school year started exactly one month ago today (yes, I’m posting my Poetry Friday post an hour before it’s actually Friday). During that time I’ve been watching a small tree’s leaves change… Continue reading

Write about it in your notebook!

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One of my students got injured in the classroom yesterday. Hence, he had to make a trip to the hospital emergency room. I visited him in the evening and found that he had… Continue reading

Working Lunch: Checking Writer’s Notebooks

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It’s October and that means that it’s time for me to start checking my students’ writer’s notebooks once/week. Today was the first day of it. (I’m using the rubric I used last year,… Continue reading

Outdoor Outlet

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Please check out Jen’s Post about taking her students outside to write. It’s a great idea to try before the weather gets too cold (which is happening soon in most parts of our… Continue reading

moving from notebooks to drafts.

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It’s that time of the year in many classrooms.  Check out the discussion (via the comments) in Jen Barney’s post:  A Moment.  Great discussion & ideas.

Weekend Writing Assessments

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Davis and Hill gave me the idea to have students fill out a weekend writer’s notebook assessment. I gave it to my students for the first time today and walked them through a… Continue reading