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1. It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

It's Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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2. It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

It's Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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3. Holiday Blogging Break

December is a month of celebrations and a chance for the co-authors to take a brief blogging break as we turn our focus to our families during the rest of December. The rest and reflection always helps us start the new year with a renewed sense of passion and purpose.

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4. Finding New Opportunites and Joy: All It Takes Is A Slight Twist

Finding New Opportunities and Joy: All It Takes Is A Slight Twist This year presented my family and my teaching life with many changes, and each one took real focus for me. I had the opportunity to make a slight turn turning each into a change blessing or a change obstacle. The difference is in considering the intention.

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5. Go! Write!

Is there a sense of writing urgency in your classroom?

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6. It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

It's Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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7. Pick Your Head Up: Remembering Kathleen Tolan

A week ago, Kathleen Tolan, Senior Deputy Director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, died peacefully in her sleep. Kathleen was the one who hired me, first as her own and… Continue reading

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8. Stronger Essay Writing: Differentiating Between Reasons and Evidence

The word essay comes from the latin exigere, meaning “to ascertain,” or “to weigh.” It was used in the late 15th century as a verb, meaning “to test the quality of.” Writing in essay form… Continue reading

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9. Active Authentic Audiences: PART OF #TWTBLOG’S THROWBACK WEEK

Deb shared fabulous ideas about developing authentic audiences in a post she wrote for the blog series on What Matters Most.

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10. Watch and Notice–Part of #TWTBlog’s Throwback Week

Dana's post on the power of demonstration writing is one of my favorites. Writers love to see their teachers write, and teachers have a terrific platform for instructing using this technique.

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11. Incorporating Play-Based Learning in Writing Workshop at any Age- Part of #TWTblog Throwback Week

I am honored to share Beth's post today on Incorporating Play-Based Learning in Writing Workshop. We need to bring the joy back to our teaching, and Beth's post is a roadmap to get started.

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12. Straight From Students: Why Teachers Should Write: Part Of #TWTBLOG’S Throwback Week

Melanie asked the students, "What makes you feel like a writer?" Read the voices from the classroom. YOUR writing matters to YOUR students.

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13. It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

It's Tuesday! Write a post. Share your link. Give at least 3 comments to other Slicers!

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14. It’s Not Just About the Notebook — Part of #TWTBlog’s Throwback Week

Read what happens when Lisa makes a commitment to her writer's notebook.

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15. We Are Writers Here: Part of #TWTBlog’s Throwback Week

This week on Two Writing Teachers, we are each chosing another co-author’s previously published post to feature as part of our Throwback Week.

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16. Three Favorite Word Wall Games

  A well-planned word wall allows students to quickly access familiar high frequency words from word study instruction. As they are writing, they can simply glance up, find the word, and continue to write. With… Continue reading

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17. Using Mentor Texts With Students

Kelly Boswell reminded me of a three step process for using mentor texts with students.

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18. ‘Tis the Season… Where Did the Writing Go?

Maybe you teach in a school where all is calm during the weeks between the end of Thanksgiving weekend and the beginning of Winter break. I do not. (If you do, will you… Continue reading

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19. Conferring with “If… Then… Then… Then…” in Mind

We can all be a little more like my daughter's swim teacher, Coach Annie, and a little less like the camp counselors of my childhood. Here's how.

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20. One Little Word Check-In

Checking in on my 2016 One Little Word...

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21. It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

Welcome to Slice of Life Tuesday!

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22. You Can Write

Three words that can change a student's life forever.

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23. Writing Takes Guts: My Writing Backstory

The realization of this moment gave me chills and led me to share my writing backstory with Dana. Dana listened and encouraged me to open my presentation with this story. I was hesitant, the experience had halted my inner writer for years. What if sharing it again had the same result?

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24. It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

Happy Thanksgiving from our writing space to yours!

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25. A Class Hub To The Rescue!

A class hub can make all the difference for digital writing and learning!

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