In my new book, Poetry Pauses: Teaching With Poems to Elevate Student Writing in All Genres, I examine how poems can be easy to tuck into our practice and enhance the work we are already doing as we helps student writers to grow.
For the past
Lisa is a third-grade teacher and a regular visitor in my office, happy to share successes and open up for reflection on the days when writing instruction feels more like walking through mud. Today, she had metaphorical mud up to her knees. Since I’m the
One of the most versatile genres in the literacy world is that of the argument. Argument writing is one of those types of writing that works just about anywhere. Math, science, social studies, ELA – you name it. Arguments manifest themselves in and across all
I love the water and count my time by the pool as one of my favorite pastimes, but I am not a competitive swimmer. Don’t get me wrong, I can swim. But I know very little about the individual specifications, rules, and regulations that competitive
Where do we see real, authentic writing in the world?
All around us.
Textual subheadings? They don’t only reside in documents, but also in grocery and department stores (think about the signs at the top of all the aisles), on Pinterest (name that board), and on restaurant
Over the last several months, teachers, students, and families have experienced several different learning platforms and iterations of school. Throughout the experiences, both parents and caregivers have expressed the challenges of writing instruction in a virtual or hybrid model.
I’ve always recognized the challenges of writing instruction,
My youngest daughter and I are list makers. We make lists before we go to the grocery store, when we pack, and as we consider our tasks for the day. Our lists help us organize ourselves within our too-much-to-do lives. Lately, I’ve been talking to