Welcome to the Tuesday Slice of Life Challenge! Did you know that there have been quite a few newcomers in the past few weeks? Take some time to spread the love by visiting at… Continue reading
It’s almost summer! Time for sunshine, flip-flops, barbecue grills, and reading student writing.
NO! Don’t let it end!
How do you develop a good ending to a story? Use text and student examples.
We are neck deep in drafting various pieces for our multi genre writing project these days, and I am noticing (and celebrating) two ways in which our workshop has changed, both of which… Continue reading
I want to know where do you write. At a computer or on paper? At a desk or on a couch? At home or at a coffee shop?
Four tips to set yourself up for summer writing!
Looking for a way to end the writing year with transference, engagement, and noticeable growth? Choosing a familiar writing unit may be just the way.
It’s Tuesday! Time to share a story from your life with our amazing community of writers. Here are some words of wisdom about writing from author John Green, who, if you didn’t already know,… Continue reading
Recently, I caught up with my friend and colleague Chris Lehman. For a little end-of-the-year inspiration, please enjoy our interview: Beth: Your books make it clear that you have a passion for reading… Continue reading
Find out which five, NEW picture books I’m fawning over this Friday.
Today’s post is based on a workshop presented at the International Reading Association conference titled: Thinking, Talking, and Writing about Nonfiction Reading. Nonfiction Book Clubs provide the perfect opportunity for students to solidify all they are learning and to get better at writing about their reading.
Join us for the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge!
The last quarter of the school year brings gifts all its own – it’s a time to celebrate all the investment that has been made during the first three quarters: our… Continue reading
Some students want to write more than what is required of them in writing workshop. Enter independent writing projects! But how do you go from being another set of eyes on some additional writing a student does to helping him/her go public with their work?
Encouraging students to have back-up work honors who they are as writers.
Channeling students to write over the summer can generate loads of independence and engagement. Read on for tips on how to get started.
Letting go can be hard. Here are some thoughts on how to engage and disengage from the writer during the process of building independence.