Playlists are constantly playing in my classroom and house. But what are the playlist of our lives? In this piece Abigail takes you through the moves of using writing playlists to create meaningful narratives.
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The Enneagram Meets the ELA Classroom
Ever heard of the Enneagram? How could implementing personality types into ELA help your students better analyze characters and create authentic characters? I take you through some moves in this MW piece
You’re a Poet.. Didn’t You Know It?
Have you heard of the Important Book? Margaret Wise takes us through a mentor text that will help your students engage in a rich vocabulary centered writing lesson and ask themselves.. what is the most important thing? [Perfect lesson to take writing out of the ELA classroom and into math]
Welcome to our New Contributing Writers!
We are so thrilled to introduce you to seven new contributing writers who will bring our blog perspectives and experiences that are not yet represented here! This year, they will be teaching us about using writing workshop to teach English Language Learners, writing for social justice, writing across the curriculum in elementary school, and so […]
Who We Are
Allison Marchetti + Rebekah O’Dell founded Moving Writers in 2013 with the mission of providing ideas and resources for writing teachers that would move student writers forward. Together, they have written three books (Writing With Mentors, Beyond Literary Analysis, and A Teacher’s Guide to Mentor Texts). When they are not teaching in their own classrooms, […]
4 Ways to Spark Joy in Writing
This month Abigail shares 4 things you can do this next week to spark joy in your writing class. Hope you feel inspired and that the spark would be ignited.
Field Notes #Writeout
This month @mrsablund gives you an awesome community writing event to give you a spark to your writing classroom and more than a handful of ideas to use tomorrow. Special thanks this month to @writeoutconnect #writeout @writingproject
First Writing Moves of the School Year: PART 2 (Storytelling)
How do we get students to buy into writing? How do we begin to hear their stories. Oral storytelling is a way to engage your writers in a low stakes way and create a basis for a really strong writing community.
First Writing Moves of the School Year
In this summer’s beat Abigail takes you through two strategies that you can discover in Liz Prather’s new book “The Confidence to Write”… two strategies to start the school year off right and a great starting place for teacher growth this summer.
In this school years last beat Abigail takes you through a writing strategy of “dream/vision boards” to cast a vision for the future with your students.