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Turn & Talk with Ellin Keene, Sara Ahmed, and Linda Rief

In this third Turn and Talk discussion, Ellin is joined by Linda Rief (The Quickwrite Handbook) and Sara Ahmed (Being the Change) as they share their stories of their teaching journeys, teacher autonomy, and student inquiry.  (continue reading)

Starting the School Year with Quickwrites

Writing in particular can be challenging for students early in the year. Quickwrites can be incorporated into your writing instruction at any time to spark students' creativity and energy, making them an accessible and readily available tool.  (continue reading)

Teaching with Quickwrites

Following are some practices developed around quickwrites to help students read and write successfully.  (continue reading)

The Quickwrite Handbook Podcast

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, a special conversation between Linda Rief and Penny Kittle. Both are at the Boothbay Literacy Institute. Penny talks with Linda about her new “The Quickwrite Handbook: 100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students’ Thinking and Writing.  (continue reading)

Boothbay Literacy Institute: #BBLit18 Live Blog

This year we join Kylene Beers, Robert Probst, Penny Kittle, Linda Rief, Chris Crutcher, and Teri Lesense, Kwame Alexander, and Kelly Gallagher to investigate aliteracy and our students through reading, thinking, and writing. We'll be adding to the blog as this multi-day institute progresses so keep checking back!  (continue reading)

The Benefits of Quickwrites

Writing and teaching writing can be intimidating. It is hard work, and it takes time. Quickwrites offer an easy and manageable writing experience that helps both students and teacher find their voices and develop their confidence, as they discover they have important things to say.  (continue reading)

What Is A Quickwrite?

Writing and teaching writing can be intimidating. It is hard work, and it takes time. Quickwrites offer an easy and manageable writing experience that helps both students and teachers find their voices and develop their confidence.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Why We Must Write

This month, we consider ways to use writing to push our professional thinking deeper as we reflect, synthesize, and prepare for next year.  (continue reading)

Explore Aliteracy with Our Expert Authors

Each year, educators from across the country travel to Boothbay, Maine, to work with colleagues and literacy experts on issues of reading and writing.  (continue reading)

A Special NCTE-Edition Heinemann Podcast Roundup

Whether you were able to attend the conference or not, we've compiled some favorite Heinemann podcasts with authors who presented at this year's NCTE17.  (continue reading)

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