For Parents and Teachers: How to Encourage Your Reluctant Writer

By |2020-09-26T12:34:26-04:00January 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I’m talking about writing during a school visit, I ask the teachers to close their eyes so I can take a quick poll of the assembled students: How many of you love to write? [...]

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Got Feedback? Here’s How to Use It

By |2020-09-26T12:34:36-04:00January 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It sounds so easy, doesn’t it? You get notes on your story or poem, read them over, and then revise based on the suggestions you’ve received. Just like that, you’ve got a bright and shiny [...]

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Surviving the Writing Workshop

By |2020-09-26T12:34:46-04:00October 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It’s writing workshop day! Maybe you’re a sixth grader who’s never been through the process of getting feedback live and in person--and from six people all at once! Or maybe you’re thirty-two, sitting at shaky [...]

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