Supporting teachers and students in writing

Even though I do not officially teach writing anymore, I am still very much immersed in supporting students and fellow teachers in writing.  In my opinion, developing a writer is all about how we scaffold.  Writing development is very much a continuum and figuring out what skills a writer already has is the first step to planning how to help move that particular writer forward.

This year several other teachers and I have planned to meet to work improve how we teach writing.  I am excited because as teachers across several grade levels, we can pull our expertise and experience.

As part of this work, I had a blast co-teaching with my awesome colleague Susan!  Here is what we have been working on with her 4th graders: Stretching an idea with sketching a plan

The importance of editing for conventions: