The feature article might just be some of the most important writing students do!
This April, English teachers, Anglophiles, all buddies of the Bard will commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Museums, libraries, schools, and theater companies are marking the occasion with special events like the homecoming of the Globe to Globe tour of Hamlet, which will have performed in around 200 countries by the […]
We are over-the-moon to be joining some amazing educators across the country at #theEdCollabGathering on Saturday, April 2nd! It’s online! And it’s free! Join us here at 11am EST as we share about how notebook time helps our students play, experiment, and take risks in their writing! https://gathering.theeducatorcollaborative.com/session-one/workshop-2/
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This past fall at NCTE, I think startled Colleen Cruz when I gasped and, like a true fangirl, exclaimed, “Ohmygosh! Independent Writing! I read it on the plane! That book is major. REALLY major.” She was completely lovely to me but probably surprised to hear me raving about one of her older titles. I picked […]
A mentor text to help your students think through and write about controversial topics!
Sometimes, no matter how good our routine, we need to shake it up. This is true in exercise; our muscles and our minds need to be surprised occasionally with a new move in order to achieve maximum results. It’s also true in writing. And it’s true in teaching. Sometimes the very thing we need to […]
The rules that Chuck Jones used for the writing of the Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons reveals endless possibilities in the writing classroom!
Did you know that on April 2, Chris Lehman and the generous geniuses at The Educator Collaborative are giving away a whole day of brilliant, free PD that you can watch from home in your jammies? We would love to have you join Allison and me from 11-12pm as we talk about bringing play back to the […]
Night writing — the simple practice of writing after school hours — can be a game changer for some students.