New Ideas... New Links... New Insights...
Every time I begin a new writing pathway for my students, I always find myself rethinking what has worked with past success, how can I engage these writers with a contagious joy towards writing, what inspires them to value their ideas and visual imagery, and just what is out there that I might not have to recreate or reinvent.
With that in mind, here are a few of my writing ideas (just click on the heading for your connection):
Creative Writing: Just what do you do when writing instruction isn't going so well: Oh, how much better writing instruction happens if you are inspiring your writers with multi-media inspiration.Teaching 6 Trait Writing with Picture Books: What better way to teach powerful writing than to model a ten-minute “Read-To.” The traits are easy to spot within a picture book because the text is short, the leads hook you into reading beyond the first page, precise and delicious words carry the story’s plot, there is logical organization with fluid sentencing, and each story has the power of a unique and inspiring voice.
Making the Writing Connection: Here you will find amazing web links for sites that can inspire you as a writer or educator. With so much to instruct and so little time, it is always valuable to have a few sights that can lead beyond what I have created. The best insights are shared, tweaked, and enthusiastically shared within our classrooms.
Reading and Writing Video Connection: Video connections for what writing instruction could look like within a classroom. For an engaging writing hook try one of these author connections: Reading Rocket Author Video Collection or MS Literacy Connection Videos.
What ever we can do to inspire student writing...
Let's do it!