Menu
Building Elementary Writing Muscles

Building Elementary Writing Muscles

To help elemenatry students develop their writing muscles, early in the school year I introduce our daily sessions of 10 minutes of uninterrupted writing time. This is a very simple, yet effective strategy that can help students become comfortable with writing. I am all about helping students get over the hump of being reluctant writers! […]

Do You Have a Writer’s Notebook?

Do You Have a Writer’s Notebook?

Writing teacher, as you create your writing world in your classroom, you want to be sure that you are not just observing your students writing but you are participating as a novice/developing/expert writer. (You decide the word that best fits you as a writer.) No matter what your perceived level, everyone is working on growing […]

5 Steps to Create an Online Writer’s Notebook

5 Steps to Create an Online Writer’s Notebook

In the previous blog, I shared how students can personalize a physical writer’s notebook. This blog is about how students can create and personalize an Online Writer’s Notebook using Google Docs. Step 1. The teacher should send each student a Google document with their name as the Google doc’s name. For example, Student name – […]

6 Steps to Personalize a Writer’s Notebook

A good one-off activity for the first week of school is to have your students personalize their writer’s notebooks as they learn the routines and procedures of your classroom. It is one way to ease students into their new learning environment and to get ready for writing. Encourage your students to personalize their notebooks in […]

Keep Writing in View!

Keep Writing in View!

Back to school signs are everywhere.  I love these signs! They give me full permission to splurge on school supplies I like, both practical and impractical. Some I need and some just because they make me feel happy. Anyone else feel the same way? Keep writing in view!   Let’s talk about teaching writing to […]