Teaching Strategies to Implement a Writer’s Workshop

Writing is the cornerstone of any education, and a great way to work on the writing craft is to use teaching strategies to put in place a writer’s workshop.

While you might think that a writer’s workshop is only applicable to older students, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator in Upstate New York, shows via teaching strategies that a writer’s workshop can be carried out at any level of the K-12 program.

For example, Janelle’s teaching strategies for kids on grades 3-6 include tips on:

  • Drawing as an alternative
  • Remembering that students at this age can write
  • Using mini lessons for what students struggle with

Do you implement a writer’s workshop into your classroom? If so, do you have any tips that you would like to share with us?

Top 12 Teacher Jokes for Thanksgiving, Fun Facts
It’s November, and with a glance at the calendar, a strident observer notes  the approach of Thanksgiving, a distinctly American holiday that we all look forward to.

With Thanksgiving comes the need for Thanksgiving-related classroom activities. So with that need front and center, today we posted a look at some Teacher Jokes for Thanksgiving and Fun Facts.

A sampling:

What kind of music did the Pilgrims like?
Plymouth Rock
Why did the police arrest the turkey?
They suspected it of fowl play. 

Do you have any Thanksgiving factoids you’d like to share?