Category Archive: writing prompts

The Forging of a Writing Community

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No longer scared and timid, our work has forged a community of writers. 

Before You Go…

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It’s that time of year when we start to think about all the things we didn’t get to do with our students! Here are five writing exercises I am going to make sure students don’t leave without!

What’s Working? Take the Time to Celebrate It

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Sometimes our writing workshops can begin to feel a little like a house we live in– always something to improve, always something we haven’t been able to get to, etc.  But I would venture to argue that, like a house, many things are working. It’s time to notice and celebrate them!

Writing to a Prompt

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Our students spend their time in choice-based, unit-driven writing workshops. They are not accustomed to writing to a prompt.