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How to Differentiate in Writing Workshop

Welcome to the final week of the Summer Writing Series.   But don’t fret, we’ll have plenty of writing topics to cover all year long.  We have only touched on the basics of getting Writing Workshop up and running in your classroom.   Today we are diving into the...

How to Create Independence in Young Writers

  As teachers, we want the best for our young writers.  We want them to grow, flourish, and enjoy writing.   We want them to have the confidence and motivation to continue writing and do their best work.  Creating independence can be a tricky task.  When done...

How to Integrate Writing Across Content Areas

Last week in our Summer Writing Series, we discussed how to plan writing workshop.  The week before that we talked about how to tackle the issue of time (or lack thereof) in Writing Workshop.  This is the perfect segue into this week’s topic of integrating writing...

How to Plan Your Writing Workshop

Planning your Writing Workshop is no easy feat.  With a limited amount of time and a wide range of moving parts, having a great game plan is essential to teach writing well.  In the past two weeks of the Summer Writing Workshop Series, we have covered how to keep your...

How To Tackle the Issue of Time in Writing Workshop

Hey there! I am so glad you decided to join me in our Summer Writing Workshop Series.  This is Week 2 of the series and we are going to dive into how to tackle the issue of TIME in our Writing Workshop (or lack thereof;).  Teaching writing is enough of a challenge...

Summer Writing Workshop Series {Week 1: Engagement}

  How to Keep Your Students Engaged During Writing Workshop Engagement is key in not only writing but simply with teaching.  If you start the year building community and confidence, then you are setting yourself up for success throughout the rest of the year.  I...

Summer Writing Series {Introduction}

Teaching writing is a challenge.  Teaching is a challenge, but we'll tackle one subject at a time.  😉 Did you know that in 2007, 70% of students in grades four through twelve have been designated as low-achieving writers? (from Writing Next, Graham and Perin 2007) I...

Leads & Endings

One Two of my favorite craft lessons to teach in writing are Leads and Endings.  The lead of a story is what captures our readers' attention, piques their interest, and invites them to read more.  The end of a story closes the door, gives a sense of closure to the...

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