Sample List Originally uploaded by teachergal Encourage your students to keep a list of things they can write about in their writer’s notebooks (an idea I took from The No-Nonsense … Continue Reading They can never say that they don’t know what to write about anymore!
Pay it forward! It wasn’t just a movie and it’s not just an expression in my world. Those three little words are ones I try to live by at work, … Continue Reading Take a new teacher by the hand and PAY IT FORWARD!
Just wanted to let you know Z-Scrap has all K & Company products on sale right now (as well as other goodies). Here’s a link to all of Z-Scrap’s sale … Continue Reading writer’s notebook decorations.
Following Stacey’s lead, here’s my list — Favorite Things About Indiana Wide open spaces that allow for my mind to wander during late afternoon/early evening walks. My family is close in … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: my fav things about (you name the place).
I took Cliff and Jen’s advice and turned my time (after I recopied a bunch of poems though) into something productive for my students. I bought the Moleskine Cahiers at … Continue Reading Drumroll please…
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
No longer will my students be using composition notebooks or spiral-spined notebooks with perforated edges in Writing Workshop this year. I’m making a move and providing them with REAL writer’s … Continue Reading Steppin’ It Up: Real Writer’s Notebooks
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.
I taped this poem into the inner front cover of each of my students’ writer’s notebooks this past year. I didn’t think it meant anything to them until, as an … Continue Reading My Writer’s Notebook: A Poem by Brod Bagert for Poetry Friday
Last year I adopted (and adapted) an idea I got from Davis and Hill’s Book, The No-Nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing. For an entire year I gave my students weekend … Continue Reading WN: Weekend Check-Ins
Apple At the center, a dark star wrapped in white. When you bit, listen for the crunch of boots on snow, snow that has ripened. Over it stretches the red, … Continue Reading It’s almost the last Poetry Thursday. 😦
This week I have been working with some stellar teachers. My role in their rooms has been that of a team teacher and so it’s been easy for me to … Continue Reading our talk.
Unlike New York City, my school doesn’t require me to put a task card or list the standards for things I place on bulletin boards. Hence, I’m at a loss … Continue Reading CWP Bulletin Board
Yesterday in Teresa Zurcher’s third grade classroom students were personalizing their writer’s notebooks. I love how much I learned about kids simply by chatting with them about the stuff they … Continue Reading writer’s notebook share.
I often feel like I’m conferring with the same kids over and over again in Writing Workshop. Hence, I’ve created a new tool, a KID TRACKER, to help me keep … Continue Reading Keeping Track of Writing Conferences
Words of Wisdom Bulletin Board Originally uploaded by teachergal My friend Carrie, and my in-laws-to-be, came up to Rhode Island to help me set up my classroom this weekend. Carrie … Continue Reading Words of Wisdom Bulletin Board
When I was learning the ropes of teaching, Tammy Hess helped me along. We stumbled into a study group for teachers of writing through the All-Write Consortium. We weren’t sure … Continue Reading clay fragments.
During my first year of teaching fifth grade, I introduced this poem to my students while preparing them for a trip called “Bridges and Boundaries: African-American and American-Jewish Relations” (at … Continue Reading T.G.I.P.F.
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