Print Meets Digital: More on the Blended Writing Workshop

In the last post I mention there has been a lot of talk about teaching writing in 1:1 classrooms. Here’s the problem: What if your school is not yet 1:1? What if your students still don’t all have access to the internet at home? And most shockingly, what if you students don’t all have smart phones? Do […]

Revision and Junior High Writers

For the last three weeks of the semester, my seventh graders focused on revision. I’m ashamed to say I don’t think I have ever specifically taught revision. In other words, I may have told students to revise—or sometimes I revised their papers for them—but we never delved into it as a unit of study. Students had two […]