Books That Move Us: Illuminated Inquiry — Researcher’s Workshop Across the Curriculum

Lindsay Bruggeman is a high school English teacher and volleyball coach at Loveland High School.  She is currently working toward her Masters of Arts in Teaching with the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University.   You can reach her at lindsaybruggeman3@gmail.com or Twitter @MrsBruggemanLHS. What are the chances it rains this Saturday?  Where is the […]

Moving Writers’ Top Ten: Genius Hour & Individualized Grammar Practice

As is our habit, we are taking the summer away from the blog to read, write, and recharge. We’ll be back in late August with new content, but for the summer, let’s take a journey down memory lane as we visit our ten most-read posts from the previous school year!    This semester I’m bringing […]

Genius Hour + Writing Workshop: Do-Overs and Take-Aways

This semester I’ve been chronicling my first-ever experiment with Genius Hour and its intersection with the regular machinations of our writing workshop. You can catch up on the other posts in this series before diving into this wrap up!  ________________________________________________________________________________________ Genius Hour, and the school year, are almost over. My students are writing their final […]

Genius Hour + Writing Workshop: Broadening the Definition of “Research”

This semester I’m sharing my experiment with bringing Genius Hour into my writing workshop. You can catch up on the rest of the series here. I don’t have many crystal-clear high school English class memories, believe it or not, but one of them is sitting in the library with my 11th grade class, a stack […]

Summer Reading for Writing Teachers: Welcome to the Writing Workshop

Ever since I read Write Beside Them, I have been on the hunt for the perfect primer to writing workshop — the big, broad strokes. The definitions of all the workshoppy words in one place. Ideas for how to set up the classroom. The gist of what a mini-lesson should sound like and what students should […]

100 Days of Summer Writing 2019: A Call for Mentor Texts

Friends, it’s almost time. Moving Writers is hosting its second annual 100 Days of Summer Writing — a mentor-text driven writing exploration for teachers and students alike! But we need your help! We need to compile (at least) 100 mentor-text-inspired writing invitations! And we want YOU to contribute a verse! Here’s how: Find some mentor […]

Summer Reading for Writing Teachers: Teaching Writers to Reflect

Not every administrator “gets” writing workshop (she says laughing at the biggest understatement ever). But a couple years ago, one of my admins, who didn’t really “get” writing workshop, complimented our program saying, “Well, I’ll tell you this. These are the most reflective students we have ever had. They can write reflectively for pages!” While that’s […]