Our district purchased Wonders several years ago and I like the reading materials a lot for second grade. However, I sincerely Wonder if anyone piloted the writing lessons for K-2 […]
Hello, teachers of K-2! You have found a website with a powerful teaching tool, the Growing Writers curriculum, to help all your students succeed as writers in a step-by-step approach.
I hope you will read more about the philosophy behind Growing Writers and take a look at some sample pages from the workbooks and teacher's guide. And don't forget to look at the writing samples from some of my students. Enjoy!
Last year, I was thrilled to come across a simple book called Teaching Basic Writing Skills. I found myself saying “Yes!” out loud as I read the introduction and philosophy. […]
When should you give a specific assignment and when should children be able to “free write” about whatever they want? I think both are very valuable depending on the purpose […]
Any standard, Common Core or not, should be clear, measurable, and reasonable. Here’s what I think about the Common Core writing standards for K-2. I’m going to use some examples […]