If you’re trying to reach reluctant writers with “nothing to write,” pushing students to use craft and voice in writing, or just hoping to make the writing process creative and fun, storytelling may be your answer. Taking the leap is easier than you think!
As we set off to create writers who write in tandem with the printed world and the digital world there are a few we need to consider.
Throughout the conference, I watched, listened, and played with digital tools and all along I thought about our students and how digital tools have the capability to make all students feel successful. I was in awe of the opportunities digital devices bring to our classrooms.
As I get ready for the March SOLSC, I’m thinking about ways to support writers when ideas, energy and inspiration waver.
Many of us are fast approaching the sixth week of school. Many of us consider that the first of countless milestones in our school year. Six weeks in, routines are … Continue Reading The Six Week Check-in
How can we nurture our own writing lives once the school year begins? 5 ways to help us keep writing.
When the co-authors of Two Writing Teachers invited me to join the team, I was overwhelmed. When Julie Johnson asked me to co-author an iBook through the Columbus Area Writing Project, I was again submerged in fear. I found myself wondering if these writers had read my writing. I mean, if they had read my ramblings on my personal blog they wouldn’t be inviting me, right?
Do writers ever lose their doubts?
I love teaching writing and reading workshop, but there’s a special place in my heart for the third subject I teach: social studies. Part of the reason for this is … Continue Reading Making space for writing (lots of it) in Social Studies
Hello Readers! Please allow me to introduce myself. I am thrilled to become a part of this fabulous team of teachers and writers. It is such an honor to be a … Continue Reading Introduction: Beth Moore
So I took some time to create a video about the system I created in order to track and reflect on my summer reading. Because I pushed myself to reflect … Continue Reading Reflecting on Reading Like a Writer
Please link your Memoir Monday Post to this one by leaving a comment. (I’ve given up hope with Mr. Linky.) Thanks! Also, feel free to use the new badge, left, … Continue Reading Memoir Monday Is Here & So Is the New Badge!
Some writers live a solitary life. Many write in isolation and put their work out into the world only when they feel it’s, well, perfect. As a reader of the … Continue Reading Weekly Challenges
Just a reminder, for those of you that signed up and will be joining Ruth and I (and probably 50,000 other people), that the Stories in Hand Class begins tomorrow. … Continue Reading S.I.H. Class Starts Tomorrow
Ruth liked the idea of keeping all of my OLWs in the same binder. Hence, I decided to go back to the 2007 OLW Word Up List and created pages … Continue Reading Word Up Ruth!