Are you looking for books to add to your Black History Month book list? Are you looking for mentor texts to teach your students certain writing crafts? You can add Seeds of Freedom: The… Continue reading
A lovely poem to celebrate the power of love and poetry.
A quick list of some favorite songs for writing celebrations, to brighten your day!
Our students spend their time in choice-based, unit-driven writing workshops. They are not accustomed to writing to a prompt.
Before you share the link to your slice of life story today, I hope you’ll take a moment to consider doing something to give back to first-time Slicers this March.
I miss many things about being a classroom teacher. I miss the camaraderie with the students, the collegiality with the staff, and the sense that what I’m doing really matters. I miss the… Continue reading
Finding a way in to our most reluctant students is a challenge. Building relationships and breaking down barriers is our first step toward a community of learners.
Sometimes making a small change can produce big results.
Three strategies to generate story ideas
Calling all educators! Whether you’re thinking about joining our writing community or coming back for your eighth March writing challenge, please take a few minutes to read this post. (NOTE: There’s a change to the way we’re doing prizes this year.)
We would like TWT to stay true to its mission as a place where educators who are passionate about writing can gather inspiration and share ideas. We value your participation and encourage you to comment on all our posts, and especially to comment on each other’s Slice of Life Stories. Please refer to these guidelines when commenting.
If you aren’t familiar with this delightful biography of Sun Ra by Chris Raschka, you should be. Learn about the ways that this book is a perfect mentor text, and hear about the writing process from the author.
Calling all teachers and students! Join us for the March Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Last week Tara, Betsy, Dana, Anna, Stacey and I wrote about the importance of having writing goals for your students: how to set them, how to keep track of them, how to make them visible, and how to make them a part of your daily classroom life.
In cased you missed it, here’s a round up of our posts.
So, you’ve studied your students’ writing, analyzing their work for strengths and next steps. Maybe you took home a giant stack of writers notebooks, or a huge pile of on-demand writing assessments, or maybe you’ve just finished reading their published pieces. Now what?