Tag Archives: Writing

Excerpt from “Reading in the Wild:” Curating a Classroom Library

As you’ll read in the excerpt below, giving students a diverse library in the classroom involves more than an overstuffed bookshelf. Per the author, “The heart of a reading and writing workshop is the classroom library…[it] provides authentic material to … Read more.

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8 Useful Literacy Resources in Honor of National Youth Literacy Day

August 26th is National Youth Literacy Day! How will you and your students be celebrating? If you or your students want to celebrate the day and have a little fun, our friends at 826 National have some cool writing projects for every day leading … Read more.

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If I Were a King or Queen: Creating Your Own Country

With school out for the summer, it can be hard to keep kids entertained in a way that fosters their creativity. Perhaps, between television, tablets, and laptops, they’re relying on screens more than you’d like. Or maybe you’d like them to periodically … Read more.

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How to Write a Ghost Story: An Excerpt from 826 National’s DON’T FORGET TO WRITE

Free to Believe: How to Write a Terrifying Ghost Story Halloween is around the corner! Want to write a super scary ghost story with your students? Here’s a free lesson plan by Lisa Brown and Adele Griffin. The lesson is … Read more.

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Excerpt from Because Digital Writing Matters

Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments By National Writing Project As many teachers know, students may be adept at text messaging and communicating online but do not know how to craft a basic essay. … Read more.

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Guest Blog: Teaching Kids to Have Fun with Writing!

Teaching Kids to Have Fun with Writing! Guest Blog by Mary Ellen Ledbetter   What is the secret in teaching students to write?  It’s simple.  Young writers must feel that writing is fun, exciting, a vehicle to express the unlimited … Read more.

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Sample Lesson from The Writing Teacher’s Activity-a-Day, by Mary Ellen Ledbetter

Sample Lesson from The Writing Teacher’s Activity-a-Day

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