I’ve attended 14 TCRWP summer institutes since I began my teaching career. I’ve learned countless things about becoming a better teacher of writers. Through the years, I’ve also learned which afternoon choice sessions… Continue reading
We all want to support and nurture inspired writers who work independently. So how might we carefully avoid creating uninspiring, teacher-dependent environments for learning? I present a few ideas here…
Camila, a kindergartner, returned to her fictional book about a dinosaur and butterfly day after day, adding a bit more detail to each picture, stretching through more sounds in each word. The kind… Continue reading
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Disclaimer: you’re not going to find the miracle cure for getting students to use conventions in their writing within this post. I don’t have one. And I’ve read a lot, researched a lot, and tried a lot of things. That being said, you may come across some ideas that apply not only to conventions, but also to the writing process as a whole, and maybe even to life. (That might be a stretch…but maybe—)
So here we are in January! The year is flying by, but don’t fret, it’s not too late to relish new possibilities and embark on a something that’s been nagging you!
This year, the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge is making a move from March to April! Read to find out more about the challenge and how you can take part!
This March, we’ll host the 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.
Welcome to another Tuesday of writing!
My students have been getting sparked by a character to develop believable stories in their realistic fiction unit.
Have you always dreamed of eradicating homework for your students? This post will help you get started on making that dream a reality with three steps you can take this weekend.
In my previous November post about partnerships, three ideas were shared: (1) Study existing partnerships to assess current and potential effectiveness; (2) Teach a replicable process for meaningful revision; and (3) Teach writers how to create process pages. Today I will share just a few more strategies for supporting and strengthening writing partnerships…
For young children, one of the most challenging parts of writing a sentence is including spaces between words. I’ve collected a variety of strategies and tools to support writers with this feat.
Welcome to SOL Tuesday! Take a peek at links and information related to the March Challenge ICYMI and of course–write, share, and give!
Will you consider being part of the March SOLSC Welcome Wagon?
The cornerstone of writing workshop is that students get to choose their own topics rather than be assigned a topic by the teacher.
The three seeds I offer can be done without planning, and promise to inspire the writers in your room. So, no matter how busy we get, we can be sure we are doing great things for the writers in our classrooms!
Welcome to a Roundup of our OLW posts for 2019!
Welcoming 2019 with Tuesday Slice of Life and a new hashtag! #SOL19