Empowering Writers

Toolbox: Informed


Taking Advantage of the Reading / Writing Connection

At a recent writing workshop, one participant raised her hand. “You know”, she said, “I love all of these techniques. I’m sure my students could really excel with them. But, here’s the reality – after all the time we spend on reading, there’s just not enough left for adequately teaching writing.” A lot of heads […]

Building Authors’ Thinking

Click on the download button below to access the building blocks of author’s thinking in narrative, informative, and opinion writing. I have watched in fascination how a five year old can build a sophisticated tower out of blocks but cannot write his name. The thought process of putting the tower together usually involves a sturdy […]