What Can The Olympics Teach Us About Writing

August 10, 2016

Have you been watching the 2016 Olympic Games? So far, the United States is leading in total medal count, with 32, and gold medal count, with 11. Go team USA!

But there's more to the Olympics than medal count. There are many lessons to be learned from watching the world's top athletes compete (and dominate) in their sport. Even more specifically, we can take some of these lessons and apply them to writing.

Like what? you may ask.

April is for Writing!

April 18, 2014

In honor of two April recognition events - National Poetry Month and National Card and Letter Writing Month – we examine letter poems and how to use them in the classroom.

Importance of Pre-writing and Pre-writing Techniques

November 4, 2013

When faced with a blank page and the requirement to produce a piece of work, most students have the same reaction: I don’t know what to write about! The best way to remove that pressure is pre-writing. Pre-writing allows writers to focus on their purpose, audience, and format to generate ideas without being overwhelmed by the remainder of the writing process.

It's National Novel Writing Month

November 1, 2013

Do you have an aspiring novelist in your classroom? Encourage them to participate in National Novel Writing Month!

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!