Author-illustrator Ying-Hwa Hu is reminiscing the sunny walk in San Francisco’s Chinatown that brought about the creation of her author-illustrator solo debut Ten Blocks to the Big Wok. The sights, sound and tight-knit community she witnessed come together in a picture of happiness she tells in her story.
Cartoonist Gavin Aung Than shares the process of creating his middle-grade graphic novel series, Super Sidekicks.
On March 29, 2022 something interesting, something unexpected, something I almost didn’t welcome-in happened.
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Alice Faye Duncan shares three overlooked resources for biographical research. They include newspapers, museums, and family photo albums.
Author Aisha Saeed shares her writing inspiration and the relationship between authors and their young readers and how they inspire her storytelling.
For the next week, picture book authors, graphic novelists, and middle-grade authors will take over #TWTBlog to share their thoughts on writing, their writing processes, and the path to publishing with you.
Check out their daily posts for book + author chat giveaways!
The end of the school year is the perfect time to venture out of our classrooms and learn about what is happening in classrooms across our school buildings. These opportunities remind us that the work we do with writers is collective.
It’s hard to work with purpose and intention when you do not have a clear vision or context for what you are trying to create. Immersion is an easy – and JOYOUS – way to provide students with full-color clarity of the unit ahead.
April is nearly May. Share a slice of life with our Tuesday community today.
The last days of school don’t only have to be about closure. What if we treat the end a little more like the beginning of the year, building writing excitement instead of winding down? What if we plant the seed of being a writer both in and out of school?
It’s the last week of the April 2022 Classroom SOLSC! How will you celebrate your students’ efforts?
Have you missed some of the amazing TWT posts this spring? I am sharing posts from March through April and my action steps and takeaways from each post.
What’s popping up in your world today? Share your slice of life story.
Back in January, my students began writing gratitude journal entries. As unpredictable schedules and interuptions await us, gratitude journaling might be just what your students need now!
This week, we are thinking about momentum as we are in the second half of the challenge! How do you keep momentum strong for your students?
Old dogs CAN learn new tricks, and your class CAN learn a new routine in April!
We hope April is bringing you stories to share.
Writing workshop is powerful because it is a consistent investment of time for writers to work with intention at their craft. It is sacred space. As teachers of workshop, we are intentional about teaching writers something every day. This is how growth happens—day by day over weeks and months and years.
This week, we are thinking about how to strengthen students’ comments! We are also thinking about mentor texts that inspire writing. Please share your ideas in the comments!