The premise of this blog is very simple:
“Educators wander here to inspire budding wordsmiths through a sharing of projects, lessons, and suggestions. It is our public place to assemble our ideas and will grow as we choose our path. We are a group of educators and writers who love words and love teaching kids to become wordsmiths. We join together to share this blog of collaborative projects and writing lessons. Together, we guide students to become wordsmiths, skilled users of words.”
This blog is a place to explore the practice of writing and teaching writing, with those of us striving to become “masters” sharing with those who would apprentice with us. Educators, librarians, writers, students and parents are all welcome to be part of the discussion. Guest bloggers will share the wonders, struggles, and strategies of their craft.
Will you add your voice and share your genius with us?
You may share any of your thinking about and experiences with writing, lesson plans you’ve loved or how you got started in writing, strategies for creating suspense, imagery, voice, clarity, or for breaking a block–anything at all about the art, craft, and struggles of writing. No minimum or maximum word count. Please join as an ongoing blogger or an occasional contributor. For more information, see the Guidelines here.
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A sincere thank you for reading our blog, and especially if you choose to contribute to this blog. I love teaching writing, and I wanted to share that love with the world and also learn more about strategies and tips to help kids develop into writers too. Your contribution helps us all learn and appreciate the art and craft of writing.