Tag Archive: writing process

Teaching Writing, Learning Writing

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As I get ready for the March SOLSC, I’m thinking about ways to support writers when ideas, energy and inspiration waver.

A Step Back, A Leap Forward

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Sometimes the most effective way to help writers leap ahead, is to slow things down and take a step back.

Discovering and Developing Student Writer Identity

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For writers to grow, they must develop writer identities. How do we help them do that?

Making the Most of Pre-Assessments

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 We spend a week or so sharing stories, and building excitement for writing stories. We hand out notebooks with fanfare, and writers happily personalize them. They brainstorm ideas for stories they could write.… Continue reading

Sometimes we only write in writing workshop

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My sixth graders have been busy drafting their feature articles this week, and I had a series of mini lessons planned to begin each writing workshop day. My students, however, had other ideas.

Keeping a writing blog: taking our writing workshop online

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With the  Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge  just around the corner, perhaps some of you are thinking more than ever about starting a class blog just for writing.    Over the past few… Continue reading

Does “Published” Need to be “Perfect?”

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There’s a reason for second and third editions of really great books–a writer’s work is never done, and is certainly never, ever perfect.

Saturday Mornings

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This is my vision of you on Saturday mornings: A mug of something warm — coffee, tea, or chai — in your hands Snuggled in a comfy chair Allowing peace to replace the… Continue reading

First Draft Writing

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When I was first learning about Writing Workshop, it was difficult for me to wrap my head around the process each student would be going through. I spent a lot of time thinking… Continue reading

choice in process.

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This trimester I have the pleasure of working in a ninth grade language arts class.  The first unit of study has been a deep look into narrative writing.  The challenge has been to… Continue reading

Correcting vs. Revising

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I’ve been thinking about this post for a few weeks now.  I’ve heard teachers ask students to “fix” their writing when asking them to revise.  For some reason, this word — fix —… Continue reading