Carl Anderson (aka: The Conferring Guy) has not only listened to the Beatles’ music; he has studied it. He has determined by the Beatles wrote particular songs, how they wrote … Continue Reading Purpose, Process, & Craft with Carl Anderson
I’m slowly making my way through the keynote addresses from last week’s Writing Institute. Today I bring to you my notes and some highlights from Roy Peter Clark’s speech, “The … Continue Reading The Power of the Parts
Katherine Bomer never disappoints when she delivers a keynote address or a workshop. I cannot count how many times I’ve been fortunate enough to sit in the audience and soak … Continue Reading What about the kid who ______?
Heather Hepler, author of The Cupcake Queen, was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about her new young adult novel, which I enjoyed reading not only for … Continue Reading An Interview with the Author of The Cupcake Queen
Have you read the comments from this post? They were a luxury for me this weekend and so very good for my soul. A special public thank you to all … Continue Reading Gimmicks Versus Authentic Experiences
I think Saturday is reason enough to celebrate here at Two Writing Teachers. On Wednesday, Ashley left this comment: I have had a lot of false starts getting the writing workshop … Continue Reading It’s Saturday.
I’ve been going back-and-forth over e-mail with one of my former fourth graders for the past week. She started sixth grade last week — middle school. I can hardly believe … Continue Reading Believing In Them…
Annie tackled a question many parents ask teachers at the end of the school year yesterday on her blog. Here’s an excerpt of her post, which she has authorized me … Continue Reading What Should A Child Write About Over the Summer?
During today’s Writing Circle Luncheon, I had two of my students share a piece of writing they did this week that they were pleased with and on which they wanted … Continue Reading Feedback in Writing Circle
I just created a new Treasury called “Writers and Poets” at Etsy. It contains a variety of writerly things in blues and creams. Click here to view the Treasury before … Continue Reading Tools for Writers
Looking for ways to get your class inspired about the upcoming Slice of Life Story Challenge? Here are a few ideas: 1. Send a letter home like I posted on … Continue Reading SOLSC Inspiration
Are you off from work this week? Are you looking for ways to nurture your inner writer? If so, then here’s a little list I made, which may (or may … Continue Reading Writerly Things to Do on February Break
Six of my students opted to stay up with me during lunch today. Two were under the weather and wanted to chill with me; two wanted to finish their reminder … Continue Reading Writerly Things That Happened at Lunchtime
We had a classroom situation we had to take care of last Tuesday at lunchtime. Therefore, my weekly Writing Circle didn’t meet. (I was happy they were disappointed since I … Continue Reading Gearing-Up for Writing Circle
I’m giving my students the choice to sign-up for one of four strategy lessons after the minilesson is over tomorrow morning in Writing Workshop. You’ll find a Scribd Document below … Continue Reading Strategy Lessons for Writer’s Block
“Most people search high and wide for the key to success. If they only knew, the key to their dreams lies within.” –George Washington Carver Thoughts: I don’t think I … Continue Reading The Big Picture Series: Celebratation