WRITE. SHARE. GIVE. IT’S SOL TIME.

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It’s Tuesday – time to share your Slice with the Two Writing Teachers Community. Here is a chart from last week’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project August Writing Institute at Columbia University.… Continue reading

Visual Writer Introductions

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Fostering a nurturing writing community at the beginning of the school year means taking the time to build a community of writers. Here’s an artistic way you can have students introduce themselves, and their quirks, to their peers.

RECAP: Sharpen Your Workshop Routines Blog Series

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ICYMI: A look back at our blog series about sharpening workshop routines.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Don’t Skip Share Time

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A menu of possibilities for share time

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Conferring Best Practices

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When we watch experts confer with student writers, we are often stunned at the way in which they seem to pull teaching points out of thin air. Not all of us confer so effortlessly. Preparation, organization, and data collection will each go a long way toward ensuring your conferring is stronger than ever this year.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Writing Centers to Organize All Your Materials

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Every year, around this time, I start having dreams about setting up my classroom. In the classroom of my dreams, I’m moving around small circular tables, unfurling a brand new rug for the… Continue reading

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: The Importance of Talk Within the Workshop Process

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Writing is hard. Letting our ideas float in the space around us makes the words come to the page more easily.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: 5 Secrets to Great Meeting Areas

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Are you looking to make the most out of your classroom’s meeting area? Find out how to create and maintain a meeting area that will function as the focal point of your writing workshop.

Tuesday Slice of Life

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Serve up your slice of life story today.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Setting up the Writer’s Notebook for a Year of Writing

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  Welcome back, readers!  We have returned from our July break refreshed and ready for a new school year of sharing ideas, resources,  and teaching practices here at Two Writing Teachers. For many… Continue reading

WRITE. SHARE. GIVE. IT’S SOL TIME.

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“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver

WRITE. SHARE. GIVE. IT’S SOL TIME.

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“This is our goal as writers, I think; to help others have this sense of–please forgive me–wonder, of seeing things anew, things that can catch us off guard, that break in on our… Continue reading

Write. Share. Give. It’s SOL Time.

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  “What is the purpose of writing? For me personally, it is really to explain the mystery of life, and the mystery of life includes, of course, the personal, the political, the forces… Continue reading

Gifts From the Enemy: Book review and win a copy of this very special book.

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“There are those who say that what I’ve lived through never happened. But I’m here to tell you that it did.  My name is Alter Wiener and I am an ordinary person with… Continue reading

Write. Share. Give. It’s SOL time.

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      “This is our goal as writers, I think; to help others have this sense of–please forgive me–wonder, of seeing things anew, things that can catch us off guard, that break… Continue reading

Write, Share, Give: It’s SOL time

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    WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC bloggers. Summer is… Continue reading

Two Writing Teachers Summer Vacation

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The six of us will be recharging our batteries, planning and brainstorming, coming up with even more great ideas to share with our lovely community of teachers and writers.

But don’t worry, we’ve got lots to keep you going in the meantime!

Let’s Get it Started!

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Start a writing journey today!

Role reversal: Writing Workshop with Linda Rief at the Boothbay Literacy Retreat

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As a writing teacher, I know that I must write – and I do: blog posts, book reviews, a Slice of Life every Tuesday, letters to my students in the reading journals and… Continue reading

Flash-Drafting Leads to Large-Scale Revision

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Flash-drafting helps get thoughts down on the page quickly so writers are open to large-scale revisions.