Loose parts are easier to examine, replicate, and experiment with. How do we break a mentor text down?
Making Writing with Mentor Texts
When writers use what they learn from mentor texts to create tools that invite experimentation, they’re making writing with mentor texts.
Pedagogical Documentation: How Writing Teachers Learn From Their Students
When Allison and Rebekah asked me to begin a new year of blogging by considering the first thing I would want the writers I teach to understand, this post nearly began writing itself. You see, I’ve spent this summer learning more about the power and practice of pedagogical documentation, and this has inspired some unexpected shifts […]
Coaching Writers to Provide Quality Feedback
Use these five tips and the tools provide to coach high quality peer review sessions.
Gamestorming a Setting
Gamestorming a setting adds character to stories. Ideas and examples here.
Coaching the Overwhelmed Writer
Sticky notes and index cards can help overwhelmed writers take things bit by bit.