Here I am and August is here too. It has been a long summer that is going too fast. It’s the paradox of time. One thing is for sure: It keeps moving. Next… Read More
August is here! What are you eagerly anticipating this week, later this month, and this-coming fall?
The call for slice of life stories AND a question about what you’re doing next week.
Write. Share. Give.
Share your slices and/or your reflections on the one little word you choose to live by in 2013.
Please link your slice of life story to this post.
Reminder: We’re “away” for the month of July, but we want you to keep on slicing. Therefore, please link up your slice of life story to this post.
In an effort to make sure summer doesn’t pass us by, we’ve decided to take a month off from blogging here at Two Writing Teachers again this summer. Today is the last non-Slice of Life Story Challenge post you’ll see until Monday, August 5th. (NOTE: We’ll still be hosting the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge during the entire month of July.)
With so many fantastic books about the teaching of writing out there, how do teachers who are new to writing workshop know what to read first? Here are 12 books I think all teachers of writing should read.
My keynote begins with a story about over-packing a diaper bag as a new mom and then pairing down the bag to the essentials once my daughter got older. From there, I talk about how I discovered that to be an effective teacher of writing, I had to be a Writer. My speech covers why I write, how to make time for a writing life, conquering the fear of writing, the Slice of Life Story Challenge, how to model writing from the heart, and the importance of putting writing at the center of everything we do in our classrooms.
Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary is filled with fresh ideas for ways to teach vocabulary so the meanings of the words stick with kids. It is a resource that will help you develop an innovative and meaningful vocabulary curriculum for your students. Read a review of the book and preview sections of the text. Then, leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Word Nerds.
Reflections on my first Twitter Chat: what worked well, what overwhelmed me, and some silly things I tweeted.