My hope is that my students leave knowing more about themselves as writers and as people…that they have used the pages of their notebook to find answers to questions. Have you written in your notebook today?
So I stepped back and let the writers get to work. The chatter was about organizing notebooks, planning where they like to write and sharing writing over the summer.
Three strategies to generate story ideas
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.
Are you worried about sending writer’s notebooks home with your students? What if they don’t bring them back?
This week on Two Writing Teachers, we each chose another co-author’s previously published post to feature as part of our very own Throwback Week. I am kicking it off, … Continue Reading Throwback Week: A Peek Inside Dana’s Writer’s Notebook
Launch a note-taking curriculum with an assessment and a vision of what is possible.
Need some inspiration? Try writing a poem today using one of these tips for getting started!
Grace Chough led a session, “Turning Writer’s Notebooks Into Workbenches, and Using Them to Work Deliberately Towards Big Goals,” at the June 2014 TCRWP Writing Institute. She shared lots of … Continue Reading Work Smarter: 5 Tips for Checking Writer’s Notebooks Efficiently
We are in that in-between stage right now in writing workshop, having just completed our Personal Narrative unit, and pausing briefly before we begin our unit on memoir. These in-between … Continue Reading Writing through the visual arts: an “in between” unit of study
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.
After your students decorate their writer’s notebooks and you review your expectations, the notebooks go home. This is exciting! Who doesn’t love writing in a new notebook?!!? I’ll tell ya, … Continue Reading You don’t have to write, you get to write.
Launching writer’s notebooks by giving kids a peek into my own
As a writing teacher, I know that I must write – and I do: blog posts, book reviews, a Slice of Life every Tuesday, letters to my students in the … Continue Reading Role reversal: Writing Workshop with Linda Rief at the Boothbay Literacy Retreat
At the end of the school year, we are often faced with pages and pages of student writing. Most of it may have gone home already, but now is a … Continue Reading An End of the Year Writing Check
Five things I’m reading, enjoying, and thinking about this Friday.