The end of the school year can be chaotic, so keeping students engaged and having fun is incredibly important. I have used the project detailed here every year I've taught and it never fails to keep students loving their school work and writing until the very end. Here are the steps to get this project rolling... 1. Activate Prior Knowledge Explain that it is fun to … [Read more...] about Encyclopedia Memoirs: The Best Way to End a School Year!
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Welcome back! This is part three of a series revealing the truth about writing with mini lessons! In each blog post I provide a mini lesson you can use with your class to discuss topics all students think about but rarely get the chance to talk about in their writing classrooms. Click part one & two below if you missed them... Part One: Why Your Writing … [Read more...] about How to Support Your Writing Haters
Welcome back for part two of this three part series revealing the truth about writing with mini lessons! In each blog post I provide a mini lesson you can use with your class to discuss topics all students think about but rarely get the chance to talk about in their writing classrooms. Here's the run down of the series... Part One: Why Your Writing is Not Very Good Awful Part … [Read more...] about The Truth About Writing Part Two
Are you a writing teacher who wants to instill a love of writing in your students but aren't sure how? Yes, teaching standards is important and students need to be college and career ready, but that doesn't mean we have to suck the fun out of writing, does it!?!? In this post learn the ways teachers kill a love of writing, (don't worry I'm guilty too) and simple ways to … [Read more...] about 8 Ways Teachers Kill a Love of Writing in Their Classrooms
Do your students moan and groan when it is time for writing? Does it make you sick to your stomach when that happens? Does it make you feel like you are failing as a writing teacher? You are not alone! Believe me, it happens to the best of us. It is not you! Remember writing is a challenge for all people kids and adults alike. Sometimes I think we teachers of writing place … [Read more...] about 50 Ways to Get Kids Begging to Write More