Spice Up Your Writing Block

Becky SchnekserBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Here is an inspirational, engaging writing activity to spice up your literacy program. Provide images for students to write creative captions. Provide an image for students to craft a news story or article for the newspaper. Compose captions for short stories with photos for students to match. Provide a photo and ask your learners to compose a conversation that … Read More

The Insights of a Writing Life

Melanie MeehanBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Many of us write for different reasons. Therefore, you are a writer! Think about your writing life by starting with a writing timeline. What was your experience as a writer throughout your life? There are steps to the writing process: generating, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Each person may spend different amounts of time at different stages. Writers have … Read More

Strategy Hack: Developing Confident Writers (w Karri Johnson)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

I don’t remember learning writing strategies. Not that no one tried to teach it to me, it didn’t sink in. More than that though, I was and am still struggling to find my voice as a writer. Recently, I’ve learned that I’m not alone in this. Karri Johnson is a seasoned teacher who understands the nuances of literacy education. This … Read More

Becoming a Confident Teacher-Writer

Donnetta NorrisBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Teachers who teach reading should read, and teachers who teach writing should write. Become a confident teacher-writer by getting a notebook, committing to writing every day, searching for opportunities to write, writing for yourself, and surrounding yourself with other writers. Teachers, ponder these two ideas. 1. Teachers who teach reading should be teachers who read. 2. Teachers who teach … Read More