Why are some sentences stronger than others? What makes a sentence powerful? What are the subtle but important differences that a single word can make? Maybe you’ll inspire some word-based debates as you nudge along fluency and language skills.
I’ve learned the importance of communicating clearly with students through the Responsive Classroom training I’ve had and books I’ve read about teacher-talk. One book that resonated with me several years … Continue Reading A Few Questions for Peter H. Johnston + a Book Giveaway
One September, I was creating a chart with my students about the things good writers do. They said things like “good writers write long and strong” and “they add details.” … Continue Reading Say What You Mean: Part One
I attended a workshop with Peter H. Johnston, Author of Choice Words, over two years ago. He spoke a lot about the language we use when we teach. A lot … Continue Reading The Language We Use When We Teach