Each morning, my husband and I stumble bleary-eyed toward our espresso machine. His drink is a single shot, the shorter and blacker the better. My drink is an Americano, the taller and milkier the… Continue reading
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” -Harry S. Truman
Give a wordless book a try during your next writing workshop and see the possibilities.
We’re still selling Slice of Life t-shirts ($20) on Ink to the People. All of the proceeds from the shirt will benefit the Pajama Program.
For the past many years, writing workshop in our middle school ended in sixth grade. They would, of course, continue to write in seventh grade, but that every other day of writing workshop… Continue reading
How do you help your students establish their identity as writers?
I remember now why it is important to keep a reader’s notebook.
It’s likely that in many writing workshop classrooms, the year is launching with narrative writing. Coming just around the bend, perhaps very soon for teachers who began the school year in early August, is expository… Continue reading
This week has been full of writing workshop conundrums and dilemmas!
Celebrate Chalketry on the last day of each month!
Do good while professing your love of Slice of Life Story writing. All proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt will benefit the Pajama Program.
Ever since I began teaching, my students’ reading journals have been as much “the gateway to all the work we will be doing from September to June” (to borrow a phrase from a… Continue reading
I’ve culled the TWT archives for posts you might want to read during the first month of the school year.
Launching writer’s notebooks by giving kids a peek into my own
What goals will you set for your practice this year? Here are a few suggestions.
What is the breakdown of your first two-three weeks of workshop? Here’s a peek into my plans for my kindergarten students.
Please write your Slice of Life Story, share your link, and give at least 3 comments to other Slicers.
Wouldn’t it be great to escape for a few days to just write? Oh, do I have a place for you! You won’t have to cook a single meal, it’s tranquil, there’s wifi, AND it’s affordable.