I little over 6 years ago I decided to live like a writer. I had a passion for teaching young writers in the classroom and I was constantly encouraging them to live like writers, but I didn’t actually spend much time writing for myself. I decided it was time to walk the walk AND talk
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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
I love using books as a springboard for encouraging kids to write their own stories. The Ready, Set, Go series is a favorite of mine. I bought levels 1-3 and these are kindergarten and early first grade reading level. These are very simple, four page books, with repetitive text. It’s a great model for kids
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.
It may be surprising to hear that I didn’t always love teaching writing to young children. After all, I write a literacy blog. You would think that I loved reading and writing as a kid and that my love for those subjects carried right into my adult life and into my teaching. Well… not so