Mike Curato, author and illustrator of the Little Elliot books, steps into TWT’s Author Spotlight today.
Join us! If you’re new to our community, you’ll love reading what other educators have written.
In our family, bringing along a small notebook or a journal when we travel has become a tradition. Maybe you’ll make it part of your summer plans as well.
Are you worried about how much learning loss in writing will greet you after the summer break? Has your idea bank of ideas to gone dry?
This year, they were going to be the first group of 5th graders to break the summer curse.
My hope is that my students leave knowing more about themselves as writers and as people…that they have used the pages of their notebook to find answers to questions. Have you written in your notebook today?
As the year winds down, I am reflecting on our classroom blogging experience and what I’ve learned.
These young students come to me ready to write. They just need permission.
Our guest blogger takes a look at the 3rd grade Units Of Study
“Allow beauty to shatter you regularly. The loveliest people are the ones who have been burnt and broken and torn at the seams yet still send their open hearts into the world to mend with love again, and again, and again. You must allow yourself to feel your life while you’re in it.” -Victoria Frederickson
What challenges do your student bloggers face? How are you supporting their growth as blog writers?
So I stepped back and let the writers get to work. The chatter was about organizing notebooks, planning where they like to write and sharing writing over the summer.
Next week, as we wrap up our writing workshop year and prepare for our final writing celebration, I will have one last task for my kids: the end of the year survey…
Take some time to celebrate what your students have accomplished, thanks to your teaching, in writing workshop. Name something — big or small — you’re proud of from this school year.
Share a story with us today, and every Tuesday.
Glue your butt to the chair, every day, or at least once a week, and you will not only become a better writer–you’ll become a better teacher of writing.
What’s your burning story?
So, we are all winding down the school year these days. The end of year projects, festivities, packing up, and cleaning out plans are in full swing in my classroom at the moment…and my thoughts are beginning to turn to that last rite of the school year: the goodbye message…