Today is my last day of school! My third grade students and I have been writing our way towards goodbye over the last few weeks.
What option can you give your students when they just get stuck?
Should educators be writers? The conversation continues! We welcome your voice and ideas on how we can spread the word that when educators write, students grow as writers!
Using artifacts and photos from our life allows us to reconnect with stories and breathes in new life to our writer’s notebooks.
One of my favorite things about being a classroom teacher was taking educational field trips with my students. One year, I took my fifth grades on 20-25 field trips around … Continue Reading Notebooks on Field Trips: Discovering the Writer’s Life
I recently had the pleasure of attending the 25th Annual Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference in Illinois. One of the sessions I attended was led by the brilliant and endearing Christopher Lehman. … Continue Reading Starting with Story
As much as I LOVE notebooks, even I have to admit there is a time in every writer’s process when it is time to pop out of the notebook and onto a laptop or lined paper.
When I first began teaching writing workshop, I brought my own writer’s notebook into class to share with my students…
A writing exercise and some wise words.
Have you gone digital with your writer’s notebook? Or are you still using paper and pen?
In these early days of writing workshop, we work on being brave…
Observational walking is useful for professional writers and it can be good for students too!
This fall, head outside with your students for a walk around your school’s neighborhood. But first, read ASK ME by Bernard Waber and Suzy Lee!
Kids do need room to grow. Not only do they outgrow clothes in the blink of an eye, they also grow as readers and writers. This is why we need classroom libraries stocked with a wide range of levels, and it’s why we need writing centers stocked with paper choices.
Four tips for introducing writer’s notebooks this fall
In our family, bringing along a small notebook or a journal when we travel has become a tradition. Maybe you’ll make it part of your summer plans as well.
This year, they were going to be the first group of 5th graders to break the summer curse.