What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Sort Blog Posts

Sort Posts by:

  • in

Suggest a Blog

Enter a Blog's Feed URL below and click Submit:

Most Commented Posts

In the past 7 days

Recent Posts


Recent Comments

MyJacketFlap Blogs

  • Login or Register for free to create your own customized page of blog posts from your favorite blogs. You can also add blogs by clicking the "Add to MyJacketFlap" links next to the blog name in each post.

Blog Posts by Date

Click days in this calendar to see posts by day or month
new posts in all blogs
Viewing Blog: TWO WRITING TEACHERS, Most Recent at Top
Results 1 - 25 of 4,802
Visit This Blog | Login to Add to MyJacketFlap
Blog Banner
Teaching Kids. Catching Minds. 872 Miles Apart.

Number of Readers that added this blog to their MyJacketFlap: 11
1. Picture Books in Secondary Classrooms

Picture books are short, visual, and engaging, which makes them perfect for using as mentor texts with elementary AND secondary students.

Add a Comment
2. Fast Forward to Today: 7 Things I Want the Writers in my Classroom to Know

A year ago, I wrote a post titled, 7 Things I Want the Writers in my Classroom to Know. In this post, I wrote about what I knew about being a writer and what I thought the writers sharing our classroom should know about being a writer. Today, I offer an update after an another year of writing.

Add a Comment
3. Writing Through the Hard Parts

How can we teach our students to trust the writing process?

Add a Comment
4. Going Digital #BeBrave

Follow me this year as I try for the fifth time to go digital. Some say, "third time's the charm." It wasn't for me. Maybe the fifth time, with some extra determination, will do the trick!

Add a Comment
5. A Game Plan for Writing Workshop Transitions

Have you ever visited a colleague’s classroom or watched a video of a lesson and wondered, “How are those kids so perfect? How do they seem to know exactly what to do, the… Continue reading

Add a Comment
6. Remembrance Ideas for the September 11th Anniversary + a Book Giveaway

Educators from around the country share the ways in which they teach about September 11th to their students. This post includes programming and writing ideas, as well as links to videos and picture books you can read aloud. Finally, there's a giveaway of a brand-new picture book that deals with September 11th.

Add a Comment
7. It’s Slice of Life Tuesday!

WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOL bloggers.

Add a Comment
8. Nurturing Our Writing Lives: 5 Ways to Keep Writing

How can we nurture our own writing lives once the school year begins? 5 ways to help us keep writing.

Add a Comment
9. Straight From Students: Why Teachers Should Write

During the last week of school, I met with a group of fourth graders to have an end of the year reflective conversation. We can learn so much about what to do throughout… Continue reading

Add a Comment
10. Close Writing: Review and Giveaway

“Mrs. Sokolowski, I’m done!” It’s a refrain I’ve heard often from students, who tell me they are completely finished with a piece of writing. More times than not, as I read the student’s… Continue reading

Add a Comment
11. Students Writing: Day One and Every Day

Uncovering the various layers of a student takes time, intention, and writing.

Add a Comment
12. Using a Writing Survey

How do you get to know the writers in your classroom at the beginning of the school year?

Add a Comment
13. #NCTEchat Preview: Why Writing Workshop?

  Writers do not write with words and conventions alone; writers write above all with meaning. ~Lucy Calkins, A Guide to the Writing Workshop Grades 3-5 When I began using the writing workshop… Continue reading

Add a Comment
14. Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOL bloggers.

Add a Comment
15. Getting to Know Your Writers: Three Assessment Ideas You May Not Have Considered

Sometimes it takes a little extra research to get to know kids in order to inspire them. How do you get kids to pour their little hearts out onto the page, if they feel like you barely know them at the start of the year?

Add a Comment
16. Making the Classroom a Place for Everyone

Establishing expectations, student goals, and classroom norms from the start will help you and the paraprofessional move forward as a team who operates with the best interest of the children first.

Add a Comment
17. Maximizing the Adult Resources in Our Classrooms

Over the summer, a few of us at TWT all received questions about how to manage extra adults in the classroom. Today and tomorrow, Deb and I have begun our own little mini-series… Continue reading

Add a Comment
18. It’s Not Just About the Notebook

  I started this summer with  this confession to all of you about my less than steady notebook habit. And after I let you in on my little secret, I dusted off my notebook,… Continue reading

Add a Comment
19. Incorporating Play-Based Learning in Writing Workshop at any Age: Starting With What Matters Most

Before you embark on the adventure that is your school year, you will want to consider: How will you fuel your teaching? What is it that inspires you? Why do you come to work each day?

Add a Comment
20. Unpacking the Power of Talk: Starting with What Matters Most

Early on, as a writing teacher, I didn't realize the power that talk plays in the writing workshop. Over the years, I have learned there are many benefits from intentionally making talk a priority.

Add a Comment
21. Cultivating Authentic Work Habits: Starting with What Matters Most in Writing Workshop

Your students should work and feel like real writers.

Add a Comment
22. Time for Slice of Life Tuesday

WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOL bloggers.

Add a Comment
23. ICYMI: Starting with What Matters Most

A recap of our blog series - Starting with What Matters Most

Add a Comment
24. Because Kids Need to See Themselves in Books: My #pb10for10 + 10 Book Giveaways

Today is Picture Book 10 for 10, which is a community of educators who share "must-have" picture books for classrooms. My list includes stories that will inspire children to write about their own experiences in new ways.

Add a Comment
25. Post-its and PD: Crafting a Writer’s Statement

When was the first time you felt like a writer? My earliest memory of being a writer was creating stories that my Grandma used to tell. She invented characters: “Good Gertie,” “Bad Betsy,” and… Continue reading

Add a Comment

View Next 25 Posts