The creative lives we maintain outside of writing fill us up as humans with stories to tell. When we bring this life into the writing workshop, it builds community, and it lays the foundation for lifelong writers who have strategies for sustaining their own writing lives.
Tag: Ralph Fletcher
A Soft Start To Writing Workshop
When thinking about the year ahead, you may be considering soft starts to the day. In this post, I share the why's and how's for having soft start to writing workshop.
Putting the Exploratory Notebook into practice…with thanks to Ralph Fletcher
Putting the Exploratory Notebook into practice...
Writing Workshop is Hard Work
Last Thursday, I endeavored to explain writing workshop to parents in my district at Parent University. As I drove home after the presentation, I felt unsettled, like there had been a gap in what the parents were hoping to learn and what I delivered. What would you be sure to include in a presentation to parents on writing workshop?
Putting Into Practice What I Learned about Authentic Information Writing From Ralph Fletcher
The Monday morning after Ralph Fletcher’s presentation on Authentic Information Writing at Vassar College, I gathered my sixth graders at our reading area and shared what I had heard and learned....
Learning From Ralph Fletcher: Teaching Authentic Information Writing
Two weekends ago, thanks to Bonnie Kaplan and the Hudson Valley Writing Project, I had the great pleasure of attending Ralph Fletcher’s presentation: “Making Nonfiction from Scratch: How Can We Give Students the Time, the Tools, and the Vision They Need in Order to Create Authentic Information Writing?” I knew it would be a great morning of learning ...