I just recorded an entry in my writer’s notebook about some amusing things I’ve observed in my classroom in the past week. Then, I grew some thinking about each of … Continue Reading Stacey’s WN Entry: Making Lists and Growing Thinking
Check back here tomorrow and read through the pages of our notebooks and the notebooks of our blog readers. Mr. Linky is working so be sure to link us to … Continue Reading Reminder about Writer’s Notebook Wednesday
DonorsChoose officially launched in Rhode Island today. (Note: DonorsChoose went national on Labor Day.) Very exciting!!! Just wanted to post that up here since the Rhode Island Foundation, as per … Continue Reading Launch
In our hurry-up-and-get-it-done-society, sometimes it’s tough to get our students to slow down and realize their unique writing processes. Sometimes it’s tough for us, as their teachers, to slow things … Continue Reading lingering in drafts.
Be sure to nominate your favorite new picture book for a Cybil. To nominate new books from other genres, click on this link. Quoting Jen Robinson’s Post: “Nominations close November … Continue Reading Cybils Nominations Began Today!
It’s October and that means that it’s time for me to start checking my students’ writer’s notebooks once/week. Today was the first day of it. (I’m using the rubric I … Continue Reading Working Lunch: Checking Writer’s Notebooks
I received an e-mail from another blogger who teaches middle school who asked about the pacing of the teaching points and units of study. Specifically, she wanted to know, “What … Continue Reading Pacing
When I attended T.C., I took “The Teaching of Writing” with Lucy Calkins, who truly taught me how to write better (not to mention how to be a better teacher … Continue Reading Demonstration in Minilessons: my personal narrative
My October newsletter is being translated right now. I expect to be sending it home to my students’ families sometime next week. I’m excited about it since I’m announcing a … Continue Reading Hosting a Writing Night
Please check out Jen’s Post about taking her students outside to write. It’s a great idea to try before the weather gets too cold (which is happening soon in most … Continue Reading Outdoor Outlet
Ruth and I have both set up Wikis. Her’s is for teachers and mine is for my students’ families. However, I just found out that there’s an educator wiki at … Continue Reading PBWiki
Twenty Published Pieces That Grew Out of Writer’s Notebook Entries Caption: My students spent two days working on on-demand writing pieces. Today eight of them shared their small moment stories … Continue Reading Twenty Published Pieces
Ahh! Poetry Friday is here! My poem comes straight off of the Giggle Poetry Website, which my former students have always loved. I hope you enjoy today’s selection AND will … Continue Reading Poetry Friday Submission
Sarah Amick left the following comment — Hey, do you guys have any information on developing a writer’s identity? I have a kiddo that doesn’t think that his words matter. … Continue Reading Q & A: A Writer’s Identity?
They’ve collected and collected and collected some more in their writer’s notebooks. Now it’s time for my kids to publish something. I’m giving them two days to do an “on-demand” … Continue Reading On-Demand Writing Time
This week I remembered to post the entry before going to work. Hooray for me!!! 😉 Anyway, we’re trying Mr. Linky again. Do link us to your entry and/or leave … Continue Reading Writer’s Notebook Wednesday is Here!
Here are a couple of pages from my writer’s notebook. I put them on transparencies and used them to teach a focus lesson about doing some “deep thinking” about a … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: fantasy story character & magic & setting.
Coney Island: 2004 Originally uploaded by teachergal When I was a little girl my father used to take me to Brooklyn at least once a month so we could spend … Continue Reading Stacey’s WN Entry: Weekends in Brooklyn with My Dad
I modeled the golf glove piece to my class today during my demonstration. I partially wrote it out and partially wrote in the air. Then, I had the kids select … Continue Reading Memory Boxes are a big hit!
I’m working in a fifth grade classroom this week who studied Chris Van Allsburg and are now working on their own fantasy stories. I must admit I was a bit … Continue Reading fantasy writing.