Tips, Titles and tools for Teachers
Resources for Writing Workshop
If you need a smile, check out this adorable video from Kid President on 25 Reasons to Be Thankful. Working with all of you would be on the top of my list!
Blogposts to Support Writing Instruction
Does this title sound familiar? Beth Moore has great tips on which mini lessons to skip, what to do if students are ready and how to handle interruptions in a unit.
I know we are all struggling to fit it all in. In this post, Lanny Ball shares suggestions for making small adjustments to fit more in your lessons.
I love this post! Lanny Ball reflects on the importance of the words we use when giving directions and feedback during writing workshop.
Deb Frazier discusses the importance of building agency and independence in our students in order to minimize our interruptions during writing workshop.
Betsy Hubbard shares thoughts on how to give advice to parents related to writing development. This article will be especially helpful to teachers in the primary grades.
Kathleen Sokolowski's posti is full of tips (as well lots of links to other resources and posts!) for engaging writers. If you have need suggestions for engaging your writers, take the time to explore this post.
Favorite New Informational Mentor Texts
Ideas for Informational Text
New Book Recommendations
Powerful picture book written by Malala Yousafzai with a message of hope and the power of our words.
Middle Grade Novel
What if our language had less than 500 words? What words would we keep?
I'm hoping to finish this book over the next few weeks. Brian Kissel's suggestions for managing a writing workshop align well with Jennifer Jacobson and Lucy Calkins. I appreciate his reflections on the importance of conferring and preserving time for students to share their writing.