Keeping the ‘Mini’ in Mini Lessons for the Middle School Writing Workshop

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Katie Kraushaar, a middle school teacher, has six tips for keeping minilessons mini during writing workshop.

Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon!

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Will you be willing to roll out the Welcome Wagon for our new Slicers this March?

The Heart Work of Persuasive Writing

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How can we help writers develop solid ideas before delving too far into the work of persuasive writing?

Looking for Prize Donations

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Before we know it, the month of March will be here.  March is becoming my favorite month of the year since it brings St. Patrick’s Day, warmer weather, and the Slice of Life Story Challenge… Continue reading

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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It’s Tuesday! Time to share your slices of life!

Rethinking Graphic Organizers for Writing

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Are there other, more authentic ways we could scaffold our writers?

Kathleen’s OLW for 2017

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One Little Words (OLWs) sometimes find you, as if it were meant to be…

Deb’s One Little Word For 2017

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I am not sure where to begin, but I do know I can always do better with my hive!

Dana’s OLW for 2017

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This is us.

Betsy’s OLW for 2017

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Our lives are divided into moments. Here I will take you on a little journey as I found my OLW of 2017. Have you chosen a word to live by?

Beth’s One Little Word for 2017

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This week my coauthors and I participating in our little New Year’s tradition of choosing our One Little Words (OLW’s) for 2017.

Slice of Life Tuesday: Announcing #SOL17

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Welcome to the first Slice of Life Tuesday of 2017!

Melanie’s OLW for 2017

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My one little word was not difficult to choose this year. The challenge will be about honoring it throughout 2017!

Lisa’s OLW for 2017

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Happy New Year to you, our Two Writing Teachers community. Beginning today, we co-authors will share our One Little Words for 2017. Somehow I ended up at the front of the line. “Breathe,” I… Continue reading

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

Holiday Blogging Break

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December is a month of celebrations and a chance for the co-authors to take a brief blogging break as we turn our focus to our families during the rest of December. The rest and reflection always helps us start the new year with a renewed sense of passion and purpose.

Finding New Opportunites and Joy: All It Takes Is A Slight Twist

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Finding New Opportunities and Joy: All It Takes Is A Slight Twist
This year presented my family and my teaching life with many changes, and each one took real focus for me. I had the opportunity to make a slight turn turning each into a change blessing or a change obstacle. The difference is in considering the intention.

Go! Write!

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Is there a sense of writing urgency in your classroom?

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.