I finally found my word. I had been looking everywhere, but my word escaped me. I was starting to panic. Was I going to begin 2016 wordless? I thought about all the ways I… Continue reading
When I reflect on the flux in my life, I waiver between pure joy of what’s to come and loss of what has been. Moving forward is scary when you have so dearly loved all that has been. Just writing this makes me pause.
Explore and learn. Just write.
Take some advice from a third-grader, “Pick up a pencil and paper and get to writing.”
My favorite gifts to give are the ones that have come from my heart and my pen!
I spend a lot of time writing about ways teachers can use picture books as mentor texts to lift the level of students’ writing. Today I want to share the Whole Book Approach with you since it’s a way you can enrich the read alouds you’re already doing with your students.
This post includes an interview with Megan Dowd Lambert, creator of the Whole Book Approach and a giveaway of her new book, Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See.
Just a quick glance through the writing in our classroom and you will feel the call for more craft, more voice and more drama in our lessons.
Need some inspiration? Try my word of the day!
As much as I LOVE notebooks, even I have to admit there is a time in every writer’s process when it is time to pop out of the notebook and onto a laptop or lined paper.
Where are the paragraphs and what are they suppose to look like?
Don’t shy away from the formulaic “I am” poem! There are so many possibilities…
When I first began teaching writing workshop, I brought my own writer’s notebook into class to share with my students…
General tips for literacy coaches to use when facilitating writing workshop lab sites.
When it’s time to publish, the classroom teacher has many decisions to consider!
Come share your story today!
Keep this conferring tip in your back pocket.
Hiding in the piles of writing were quiet writers, whose empty folders cried out for help. These writers became my focus for the next two weeks, and this post. Quiet writers cry out for help in all our classrooms. Reading the work of the writers in our room was just the beginning; teaching the writer demands conversation with the writer.