Join us for the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge!
As the 2020-21 school year progressed, some teachers reported improved one-to-one conferences when they were conducted through a screen. As students and teachers became more comfortable sharing their screens and recording videos, virtual conferences felt more natural. There are some aspects of virtual writing conferences that can be carried forward once everyone is back to school in-person 100% of the time and/or the masks get to come off indefinitely.
The research is pretty detailed and consistent that the relationship between teacher and student matters a great deal. It affects their sense of belonging, their relationships with peers, and affects their learning.
This week, our team at Two Writing Teachers plans to pause to reflect on this unusual school year, and share our thoughts on what we experienced and what shifts in our work we hope to see going forward.
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If your writing workshop has felt squeezed for time, then NOW is the time to chat with your grade-level colleagues or administrator about allocating more instructional time for the teaching of writing.
We’ve reached the final stretch of the Classroom SOLSC! How will you celebrate the end of the challenge?
Recording for revision, encouraging translanguaging, and repetition are useful strategies to exalt and empower multilingual writers. As teachers of multilingual students, encouraging translanguaging and recording as revision is akin to telling students: every aspect of you is valued. Every aspect of you is important.
Welcome to the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Have you wanted to be a more responsive writing teacher, but weren’t sure how to go about doing it? Melanie Meehan and Kelsey Sorum’s new book provides a framework to help you hone a more child-centered apporach to the teaching of writing.
It’s Week 4 of the Classroom SOLSC! What reflections do you have on the experience so far? How are you planning ahead for a celebration?
The Cognitive Content Dictionary (CCD) was first introduced to me in my tier 1 Project Guided Language Acquisition Design training. It is both linguistically and culturally responsive and, above all, brings joy into the classroom.
In this writing community, Tuesdays mean writing a slice of life, sharing it, and appreciating the writing of others through comments.
Journalism inspires students to write personally without as much vulnerability as personal narratives sometimes require. However, I still learned SO much about what these students cared about and who they are as people!
We are beginning Week 3 of the Classroom SOLSC! How are your student bloggers doing? This week, we will focus on how essential thoughtful comments are for bloggers. Please share your ideas on how you teach your writers to comment in meaningful ways in the comments of this post.
While cultivating a daily writing habit and being part of a writing community are the real reward of the SOLSC, there are prizes. Find out if you won one by scrolling through this announcement.
To end the year on a happy note, I am setting some goals for April, May and June in my own version of a Writing Teacher’s Happiness Project. What would you work on to end your year in a happy way?
Many slicers spent the month of March finding inspiration, writing, sharing, and commenting every day. Throughout the year, we welcome you back together on Tuesdays!
Grammar is a set of craft moves, not a set of rules.
It’s Week 2 of the Classroom SOLSC!