Are a Thousand Words Worth a Picture?

October 9, 2013

Using word clouds is a great way to help students visualize their writing. It can also help students strengthen vocabulary and foster a greater appreciation for "the well chosen word." Did we mention that it's also fun... and free? This post describes the concept, provides examples, and surveys several free Web-based resources for viewing writing in a whole new way.

Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls...Oh My!

October 4, 2013

Are you looking for a way to incorporate Halloween into your writing practice? We've found some fun resources and contests for teachers and parents who want their kids to focus on more than costumes and candy!

What’s Your Writing Personality?

September 18, 2013

Did you know that you have a writing personality?

Picture This

September 12, 2013

When teaching writing outside of the primary grades, picture books may not be an obvious resource. However, these books contain valuable lessons and benefits for students at all grade levels.

Interactive Writer’s Workshop Displays

September 3, 2013

In an ideal world, Writer's Workshop in the classroom would be consistently smooth and efficient. Students would move through the process at their own pace, without any hesitation. Teachers would confer with individual students while the rest of the class worked independently. Students would help themselves and each other, producing numerous finished projects throughout the year.


PEG Writing Debuts New Website

August 28, 2013

You may have noticed some sweeping changes here on our site. As you usher in a new school year, the team here at PEG Writing is ushering in a slew of updates in our product and our marketing material. We are making all of these changes as part of our constant efforts to provide teachers and students with the best tools in writing instruction. Here’s what’s new and what you can expect in the future: