Overview of the 12th Annual March Slice of Life Story Challenge

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This March, we’ll host the 12th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.

Write. Share. Give.

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Welcome to another Tuesday of writing!

Where to Begin: Developing Fiction Writers

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My students have been getting sparked by a character to develop believable stories in their realistic fiction unit.

Reconsider & Reimagine Homework

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Have you always dreamed of eradicating homework for your students? This post will help you get started on making that dream a reality with three steps you can take this weekend.

Strengthening Writing Partnerships, Part 2

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In my previous November post about partnerships, three ideas were shared: (1) Study existing partnerships to assess current and potential effectiveness; (2) Teach a replicable process for meaningful revision; and (3) Teach writers how to create process pages.  Today I will share just a few more strategies for supporting and strengthening writing partnerships…

Supporting Emergent Writers With Spacing

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For young children, one of the most challenging parts of writing a sentence is including spaces between words. I’ve collected a variety of strategies and tools to support writers with this feat.

SOL Tuesday!

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Welcome to SOL Tuesday! Take a peek at links and information related to the March Challenge ICYMI and of course–write, share, and give!

Seeking Prize Donations for SOL Challenge

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March is coming at us! Maybe more quickly than we realize…  Among other things, March brings the Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC)! At Two Writing Teachers, we hope you are planning to participate… Continue reading

The Welcome Wagon Needs You!

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Will you consider being part of the March SOLSC Welcome Wagon?

Never Write About the Same Topic as Your Students–Except Sometimes

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The cornerstone of writing workshop is that students get to choose their own topics rather than be assigned a topic by the teacher.

3 Seeds for Cultivating Writers

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The three seeds I offer can be done without planning, and promise to inspire the writers in your room. So, no matter how busy we get, we can be sure we are doing great things for the writers in our classrooms!

One Little Word Can Make all the Difference

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Welcome to a Roundup of our OLW posts for 2019!

A New Year and a New Hashtag!

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Welcoming 2019 with Tuesday Slice of Life and a new hashtag! #SOL19

SOL Tuesday and Holiday Wishes

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Love and best wishes from all of us at #TWTBlog on the last SOL Tuesday of 2018!

SOL Tuesday is Here!

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Get up and write today!

A Winter Recess

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A winter recess is upon us here at Two Writing Teachers! While we’re looking forward to our blogging break, we have a lot in store for 2019!
Find out more in this post.

They Are All Precious

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Each life we impact matters.  Each one of the children with whom we interact is currently living into an uncertain future.  Thus, with kindness and resolution, we greet writers each day and do all we can to help them learn what it takes to make their voices heard through the power of the metaphorical pen.  This is our work.

The Notes App and Notetaking In The Multimedia Writing Workshop

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Fast forward, ten months and today I offer you another powerful tool for today’s multimedia writer.

SOL Tuesday

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Stop for a moment today and write.

Reimagining Writing Assessment: A Reflection + Giveaway

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In the opening pages of Maja Wilson’s book, REIMAGINING WRITING ASSESSMENT, Thomas Newkirk gets the ball rolling with this statement, “Rubrics regularly fail to offer help to a writer because they focus on what writing has (features) not what writing does (effect).” Today I’m sharing my reflections as well as offering a giveaway to one lucky reader.