Category Archives: Writing

Creating a Writer’s Notebook

My last post explained what writer’s notebooks are (and what they are not).  Now I’m going to show you how to make them in your classroom.  Let me tell you, up front, that my kids were SO excited about these notebooks.  They are simple composition notebooks, but once kids had the chance to personalize them, they

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How to Create a Home Writing Center for Young Writers

One of my most popular posts on my home life blog was on creating a home writing center.  This was a very easy project to put together and has seen YEARS of use.  I wrote this post, initially, when my daughter was in kindergarten.  She’s now in 5th grade.  In the beginning, this was hung

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Finding Literacy In The Everyday

Our experiences contribute to our literacy lives in a big way.  Every little activity that we participate in is filed away in our brains until there comes a time when we need it.  Early childhood is such a fun and magical time to help kids see HOW these little experiences connect to their literacy lives.

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