Author Renee Watson writes books that mirror what is happening in our world. It is her way of saying to a reader, “Yes, I see it too. I see you.”
Read some slices, get inspired, write your own! It’s SOL Tuesday.
Here are a few writing games that can add fun and play to learning!
We can send up our own little writing workshop time-capsules for kids to open in the fall.
Come share a story.
I learned a lot and saved many ideas from my co-author team at TWT through the latest blog series, KEEP LEARNING GOING THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. Just in case you missed a post you can find a recap today. Also, we have a bonus parent letter for you to use with your families and of course a GIVEAWAY announcement!
I love watching parents and children enjoying our town library during the summer months. There’s so much joy in reading together and selecting piles of books to bring home. My own daughters could… Continue reading
Another way to keep the writing going during summer is to look to books for ideas and inspiration.
Are your students ready to be Summer Writing Ninjas? Some challenges to keep the writing going this summer…
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.
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! Time for Slice of Life!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning to play with words is an important step for young writers who are learning to create poems.