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My Summer Writing Plans

13 Jun

I’m worried about summer slide. MY summer slide.

Oh, I have no concerns that I won’t read over summer. And I will do as much math as it takes to get through life.

No, it’s my writing.

It is such a huge portion of my life during the school year and I don’t want to give it up. I don;t want to keep using the same mentor texts I’ve written, even though they are good ones. I want to keep writing, and so, I signed up for Kate Messner’s Teachers Write 2017!

Summer2017 Teachers Write

Along with three other authors (Gae Polisner, Jen Vincent, and Jo Knowles), Kate will take anyone who signs up on a month-long adventure in writing.

Here is what it entails:

Mini-Lesson Mondays: Mondays feature mini-lessons on writing craft or logistics. We’ll share a workshop-style lesson with ideas, tips, and examples, and then there will be something to work on during the week. Jo also gets our writing juices flowing with Monday Morning Warm-Ups on her blog.

Tuesday Quick-Write: Tuesdays will feature a writing prompt that can be used to brainstorm new ideas or deepen your thinking on the project you’re working on now.

Wednesday Q and A: Ever wished you could just pick an author’s brain about how they do it?  Each Wednesday, we’ll have a post where anyone can ask questions about writing .  Our guest authors will answer!

Thursday Quick-Write: Like Tuesdays, Thursdays will feature a writing prompt that can be used to brainstorm new ideas or deepen your thinking on the project you’re working on now.

Revision Friday and Feedback Friday: Fridays will feature a guest author’s thoughts on revision, along with virtual lemonade.  Author Gae Polisner will also host Feedback Friday on her blog, where you can share your work, get ideas, and offer feedback to others.

Weekend reflections & Sunday check-in – Weekends are for recharging, spending time with family and friends…and that includes online writing friends, too!  Teacher-writer Jen Vincent hosts a Sunday check-in on her blog, Teach Mentor Texts.

The month-long class is free, but they ask that you purchase one book by each of the authors. I am always happy to add to my classroom library.

I stumbled on this last year, after it had started, and decided there and then that I would undertake it this year. I am keeping my vow.

Maybe I will see you there.

 

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