Books Inspire Writing: Keep Learning Going Throughout the Summer

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Another way to keep the writing going during summer is to look to books for ideas and inspiration.

Ready for a Challenge? Keep Learning Going Throughout the Summer

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Are your students ready to be Summer Writing Ninjas? Some challenges to keep the writing going this summer…

GRAB A SEAT, GRAB A PEN, & GET APPY: KEEP LEARNING GOING THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

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Writers grow as they witness writing in their lives. The waiters jotting down orders, medical staff recording on charts, families creating a to-do list, shopping list, planning vacations, messaging family, and friends, composing emails, journaling, and the many other reasons we write in our lives.

Writing Victories: Keep Learning Going Throughout the Summer

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Not every kid is born with a positive attitude towards writing. Here are six low-stress ways to develop a writer at home (some of which don’t even include putting a pen to paper)!

It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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It’s Tuesday! Time for Slice of Life!

Summer Reading & Writing Connections: Keep Learning Going Throughout the Summer

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You know that expression people use: “It’s like riding a bicycle?”

It’s supposed to mean that once you learn a skill set you’ll never forget it.

Turns out reading and writing are not like riding a bicycle.

The Why, The Slide, and Goal Setting: Keep Learning Going Throughout the Summer

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Teachers typically spend the first three-six weeks reviewing previous skills while building routines within their classrooms. What can we do to encourage students to hold on to their learning and practice through the summer? We hope to tackle this question through the week in our blog series.

Keep Learning Going Throughout the Summer: A Blog Series

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Have you tried to encourage your students to keep their writing life momentum going through the summer? This week on TWT we plan to share tips on motivating your students to continue the writing habit and stifle the summer slide.

A Peek into Opinion Writing

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Here’s a peek at some of my favorite tools for opinion writing and perhaps some ideas for developing tools for other genres, as well.

Poetry Begins with Play

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Learning to play with words is an important step for young writers who are learning to create poems.

Three things that might be stressing out your young writers (and what you can do to support them)

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Classrooms need to be places where students can take risks, solve problems, and learn to work through the hard parts. But sometimes anxiety and worry get in the way of learning.

It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

See Something Where There is Nothing: A Poetry Lesson

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Need a fresh idea for poetry? Try this lesson!

Reluctant Writer?

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My son, a kindergartener, is reluctant to write at homework time. But is he a reluctant writer?

Elaboration Strategies for Information Writing

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Sometimes information writing sounds like a list–teach students strategies to add voice and elaboration as they teach readers.

Finding Time: With Craft Moves on The Poem Farm

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Poetry month in my opinion (and my students’) is a celebration of writing! It’s a time when we writers welcome new beginnings and hone the art and crafting of our writing skills. I watch my students take wings and write with grace and confidence during poetry month.

SOL Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday…Consider allowing nature to be your inspiration this week. Write, share, give feedback to other writers!

Making Writing Appropriate, Precise, and Effective

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Melissa Stewart, award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children, shares her thinking about the revision process in nonfiction writing.

2017 SOLSC Prize Winners

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Are you ready? It’s the 2017 March SOLSC prize winners!

SOL Tuesday

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It’s Slice of Life Tuesday…come share a slice. We’d love to have you write, share, and give feedback to other writers!