Reading Ralph Fletcher’s newest book, Focus Lessons, revealed memories of my childhood much the way photos can be revealed in a pan of solution. Slowly, vividly, and magically.
Even with all we know. Even with resources, colleagues, and advice all around. The question still looms in our minds–But How Do I Teach Writing?
Sometimes we are learning more than we are teaching, and that makes us better teachers.
January is almost over but it’s not too late to start a writing habit! Join us today for #SOL19.
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Welcome to another Tuesday of writing!
Welcome to SOL Tuesday! Take a peek at links and information related to the March Challenge ICYMI and of course–write, share, and give!
Welcome to a Roundup of our OLW posts for 2019!
Welcoming 2019 with Tuesday Slice of Life and a new hashtag! #SOL19
Love and best wishes from all of us at #TWTBlog on the last SOL Tuesday of 2018!
Get up and write today!
Stop for a moment today and write.
In the opening pages of Maja Wilson’s book, REIMAGINING WRITING ASSESSMENT, Thomas Newkirk gets the ball rolling with this statement, “Rubrics regularly fail to offer help to a writer because they focus on what writing has (features) not what writing does (effect).” Today I’m sharing my reflections as well as offering a giveaway to one lucky reader.
Welcome to the final month of 2018’s Slice of Life community!
Linda Rief has collected a treasure of mentor texts and created a guide to encourage you to find your own treasures! Start here, get inspired, and then see what you find when you start looking. It can be as small or big as you want when you begin and Linda gives us all the right tools to get started.
Matthew Cordell’s new picture book provides inspiration for kids to CHOOSE to write when they’re snowed-in during the winter. Read through my Q&A with Cordell to start thinking about how you could encourage your students to decide to write when they’re homebound this winter.
After you read the Q&A, leave a comment on this blog post for the chance to win a copy of King Alice.