Have you heard of RubiStar4Teachers? It’s a free website that allows teachers to customize pre-fab rubrics or create their own. Once you’ve finished your masterpiece (er, rubric), you can either … Continue Reading Rubrics
I shared my September 11th WN Entry with my class today since my teaching point was: Writers react to things that are happening in the world around them by writing … Continue Reading Reacting to the World
Today I was reminded of a story from Stephen King’s book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Here are his words — My room in our Durham house was … Continue Reading on writing
I had a really great first day of work. I learned a lot. The first thing I learned is that fourth graders are way different than fifth graders. Here’s what … Continue Reading Modeling Our Writing
You absolutely must take two minutes and click over to Christi Overman’s blog, Chocolate for Teachers, and read about her very first sharing session of her teaching career. I think … Continue Reading get a giggle out of this.
I’ve come to realize that this whole “I’m going to recopy all of my writer’s notebooks into one” thing has become exceedingly tedious. I found another old Miquelruis Notebook yesterday … Continue Reading Scanning, Cutting & Pasting, or Rewriting?
I got inspired by Reflections from the Rockies‘ Post entitled “My Favorite Things About Colorado So Far.” Since a good deal of my students’ first couple weeks of Writing Workshos … Continue Reading WN Entry: Making A List
Do you ever feel like you’re being pulled in different teaching directions — conventions and craft and process? Do you sometimes feel guilty when you’re teaching about craft that you … Continue Reading the balance of teaching writing.
The first issue of Launch Pad: Where Young Authors and Illustrators Take Off will be coming out this January/February (2008), according to Reading Today, which arrived at my apartment yesterday. … Continue Reading New Magazine for Student Writers
What a great discussion Stacey got started about writer’s notebooks. To see it, read her post One Notebook or Many? (as well as others since, click here). I’ve been thinking … Continue Reading notebooks: make ’em work for you!
Kim from Bookworm Bookmarks created this great button for us. Kim creates some of the most beautiful hand-made bookmarks I’ve ever seen. She’ll create a gorgeous one for you by … Continue Reading Great Button About Writing
After meeting Andi, Angela, Beth, and Molly at the WLU Conference in Louisville last month, I decided to attend the 2007 NCTE Convention in New York City. (Those four ladies … Continue Reading NCTE National Convention
Sharing. What a gift! I had the pleasure of spending last week with 25 teachers who were concentrating on becoming more effective writing teachers. I’m a firm believer in one … Continue Reading the gift we give.
One of Ruth’s Colleagues from Indiana, Jen Barney, wrote a post about the top ten things she’s learned as a teacher of writing in the past year. I think she … Continue Reading What really matters when providing quality writing instruction…
Heinemann just published a lovely series of three booklets by Jim Vopat entitled Micro Lessons in Writing. I am so excited about infusing these micro lessons into my classroom, starting … Continue Reading Getting Started: Creating CWPs
I found a great section of Scholastic’s Website entitled “Writing with Writers,” which is a place devoted to helping kids learn how to write better by taking a workshop with … Continue Reading Writing with Writers