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
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.
ICYMI: A look back at our blog series about sharpening workshop routines.
A menu of possibilities for share time
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.
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
Writing is hard. Letting our ideas float in the space around us makes the words come to the page more easily.
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.
Serve up your slice of life story today.
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
“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver
“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
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!
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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 helps get thoughts down on the page quickly so writers are open to large-scale revisions.