Publishing student writing is the cornerstone of a successful writing workshop program. At the beginning of each of my writing units I tell students they will write many different drafts within a writing genre and pick one to revise intensely and then to publish. In this article I'll present many options for publishing student writing, materials you'll need, the steps you … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Publish Student Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide
I'm going to be honest here. In my opinion, writing assessment is the worst part of a writing teacher's job. As objective as we try to be while assessing with rubrics and checklists, grading writing is subject to our attitudes, relationships and even our mood! This may be why I haven't written very much on this topic...it is just not my favorite thing. Assessing writing … [Read more...] about Writing Assessment Just Got Easier
It's that time of year...Teachers and students are feeling the pressure to begin preparing for the big end of the year state test. How can writing teachers go about preparing their students for these tests while also making sure students still enjoy the writing process and don't feel utterly drained, stressed, worried or even worst...apathetic? … [Read more...] about Test Prep Fun…Yeah, You Read that Right!