ELA teachers, when it comes to writing instruction, I have found no other method, tool, or program that has as much impact as The Writer’s Notebook. Yes, there are great strategies around every corner, many of which you and I are currently using in your classroom. But how would you like to amplify their effect, taking them further than you thought possible?
Here were my top pain points as a writing teacher:
- Students would learn a writing lesson, but they were not applying it in their writing
- Students were not transferring writing lessons from one assignment to the next
- Students didn’t keep their learning organized, which made recall a challenge
- I never felt like they were writing enough
Before I really figured how to use The Writer’s Notebook with my students, my students weren’t retaining my writing lessons at a level that I found satisfying as a teacher. I worked really hard to create engaging lessons that held their interest, assuming that this method would have lasting impact on their writing habits. Although I did find there was incremental improvement in my impact on student achievement, I was still left unsatisfied. Continue reading “My FREE Online Course: Why You Should Sign Up Today!”