Heather Frank & Kari Rowe
- 3 days ago
Teaching Tips: Using Progressions with Primary Writers
In the first blog of this two-part series, Heather shared a possible process for creating student-facing writing progressions. You can...
- Apr 7, 2020
Distance Learning with Fun and Purpose In Mind
Each day, I am in awe of the generosity, support, and love that educators, authors, librarians, and good people from all corners of our...
- Apr 3, 2020
At Home Independent Genre Study: A Writing Voyage
Writing is a personalized and vulnerable act. Without a doubt, it takes bravery and courage to put words on paper that will be shared...
- Apr 2, 2020
Author Study, Anytime, Anywhere
While doing a bit of professional reading as a new second grade teacher, I came across something called a craft study. My grade level...
- Mar 17, 2020
Meaningful Digital Feedback
In this technological era where google docs are the typical medium and our classrooms are full of digital natives, online feedback is not...
- Feb 5, 2020
Mark Twain's writerly advice, to "write what you know,” certainly holds true for me. Life often fuels my writing, whether I’m creating...
- Feb 13, 2019
Rebellious Writing: Stepping Out of the Twilight Zone
Words matter, and English teachers use a lot of them. Most of us tend to (over) rely on our favorite catchphrases: the phrasings,...
Amy Ludwig Vanderwater
- Apr 22, 2018
Yes, to Notebook Keeping!
Last fall, I was fortunate enough to have two books published within a few weeks of each other—one for adults, and one for children. Two...
- Nov 6, 2017
The heart of teaching literacy is this: to support learners as they become passionate, engaged, skillful readers and writers. That is it....
by Laura Sarsten
- Mar 12, 2017
Stirring Up Interest for Writing About Reading
"How many Post-its do you want us to do?” “Should we be stopping and jotting today too, or should we just read?” I am certain that many...