On behalf of the co-author team, I’d like to thank you for your dedication to the writers you teach. As the eight of us know, the work of a teacher of writers is… Continue reading
We’re throwing a virtual baby shower for Anna, who welcomed a new baby into the world yesterday.
The books featured in this post, all of which were published in 2015, represent a variety of information writing. All of these are texts that can pull double- and even triple-duty in your classroom, thereby allowing you to use a text during read-aloud time so you can revisit it during a writing workshop minlesson and/or in a content area.
I’ve long believed teacher-written texts can serve as excellent mentor texts during a unit of study. While I’m a huge advocate of student-written mentor texts, sometimes student writing doesn’t have everything we need… Continue reading
We can teach students about improving their writing process and to write with detail and voice by watching Guy Fieri on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
Betsy Hubbard wrote a series of posts on writing in preschool last year. Her preschool series was not only informative about the ways to teach writing to three- and four-year-olds, but it conveyed a deep and genuine respect for our youngest learners. Let’s take a look back at what Betsy had to say about these emerging writers.
Finally! I’ve found a new picture book I can use in opinion writing units of study. Learn more about One Word from Sophia by Averbeck and Ismail in this post. Then, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of this book.
Are you new to writing workshop? Are you trying to get better at conferring? Are you having a tough time making conferring work for you? I’ve got seven tips to help you become a stronger conferrer.
I’m compiling a list of tributes classroom teachers and schools do to mark the September 11th Anniversary. Please leave a comment on this post adding what you (and/or your colleagues) do to commemorate this solemn day.
Observational walking is useful for professional writers and it can be good for students too!
This fall, head outside with your students for a walk around your school’s neighborhood. But first, read ASK ME by Bernard Waber and Suzy Lee! (Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy of this book.)
Write. Share. Give.
If it’s Tuesday, it’s time to share your slice of life stories here at #TWTBlog.
Find out what sprinkled cupcakes and figurative language instruction have to do each other!
Please post a permalink to your slice of life story in the comments section of this post. Then click and comment on at least three other Slicers’ writing.
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“Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” -Susan Statham
It’s time for our annual co-author summer vacation. But wait, we have lots to keep you going in the meantime!
It’s my pleasure to announce the classroom teachers who will join our co-author team!
It’s hard to have a publishing celebration for people who live miles apart from you. Therefore, a virtual publishing party is the best I can do for Anna and Beth today. Please stop by to leave a congratulatory comment for them since their books have been published.