Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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It’s Tuesday! Join us!

July Blogging Break

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It’s time for our annual co-author summer vacation. But wait, we have lots to keep you going in the meantime!

How I Became An Author

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Ralph Fletcher, who is a beloved trade and professional book author, steps into our Author Spotlight.

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Welcome back everybody for another fantastic Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge! Write a story on your own blog. Leave a link to your story here, in the comment section. Then comment on… Continue reading

#TWTBlog 3.0

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It’s my pleasure to announce the classroom teachers who will join our co-author team!

Writing Workshop Supply List: 10 Things to Scrounge for Over the Summer

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The summer is the perfect time to start stocking up on the things you really need. Whether you are hoping to get materials donated, or you teach in a community where families can provide a few things for your students, or you are planning to do some good old fashioned scrounging, this list can help you strategize a plan for materials.

A Virtual Publishing Celebration

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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.

The Reading Strategies Book + Giveaway

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A little peek inside the final chapter of THE READING STRATEGIES BOOK and a giveaway!

Learning from the Summer Institute via #tcrwp

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I was not able to attend the Writing Institute at TC this week, but I was able to live and learn vicariously through a steady stream of Tweets and blog posts – teachers are nothing if not generous with their learning…

Four Books for Your Summer Reading List

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These four titles are inspirational and useful resources for teachers. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of them.

How NOT to Publish a Picture Book.

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Author/illustrator Val Jones’s first picture book, Who Wants Broccoli? was released earlier this month. She tells us about her path to publication in today’s Author Spotlight post.

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Welcome back everybody for another fantastic Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge.

Organize Your Classroom: Getting Rid of Stuff Feels Good

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What would it look like if you were to make your classroom a “minimalist classroom?” A classroom where you only kept the things you actually use, and you gave away the rest to someone else in need?

How To Write “Long” About Reading

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This statement is sticking with me following a session at a conference with Kate Roberts. As I prepare for the next school year I am thinking, processing and evaluating where I am in… Continue reading

Our End Of The Year Family Writing Celebration

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I teach writing very differently from the way in which I was taught writing. I suspect that many of the parents of my sixth graders feel the same way when their kids come home with stories about mini lessons, mentor texts, and genre studies. “What do all these terms mean anyway?” they must wonder, “and exactly how do they advance my kid’s writing?”.

Sustaining a Writing Habit

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Do you need help sustaining a writing habit? Take a lesson from Jerry Seinfeld & “don’t break the chain.”

Blogging Through the Day

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Join me in Warsaw as I blog through the day at the ALL WRITE!!! conference.

Being an Illustrator on Both Sides of the Fence

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Mike Curato, author and illustrator of the Little Elliot books, steps into TWT’s Author Spotlight today.

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Join us! If you’re new to our community, you’ll love reading what other educators have written.

Nature Writing for All Ages and Stages

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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.