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Examining the 'How' and 'Why' in Writing

As they read, it’s important for students to get in the habit of asking not what, what, what, but why and how...  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Letting Students Lead with Their Writing with Heinemann Fellow Brian Melton

Today on the podcast, we're handing the podcast over to Heinemann Fellow Brian Melton...  (continue reading)

On The Podcast: Reflecting Through Writing with Katherine Bomer and Katie Wood Ray

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, Katherine Bomer speaks about her development as a writer and educator.  (continue reading)

Enhancing Writing through Photography

Photography can illuminate the craft of writing and help us understand it in a whole new way!  (continue reading)

Accepting Variety in Student Writing

We truly want the best for our student writers, and we do not want them to be judged for any perceived lack of intelligence about “correctness” in writing.  (continue reading)

Teaching Writers to Remember Their Practice

When we say we teach students to remember, we mean we support students as they recall and retell—with specificity—what happened in their writing practice.  (continue reading)

Creating A Culture of Collaboration

To foster a conversation and culture of collaboration, it is vital that assignments not be treated as though they were written in stone. How could they be when the kids and conditions we work with change so much each year?  (continue reading)

Making a Case for Reflection

When student writers know how to reflect, they know how to learn from their writing experiences. It’s one thing to experience something, but if the experience is then forgotten or not connected in any direct way to other experiences, how is it useful?  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Fiction Unbound with Tom Newkirk

Today on the Heinemann podcast author Tom Newkirk explores the value of creating worlds through fiction writing. As Tom says, “our minds were made for stories,” so he decided to sit down with high school students to hear about the fiction they write in and out of school…  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Teaching Writers to Reflect with Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell

Today on the podcast, we’re talking with Anne Whitney, Colleen McCracken, and Deana Washell, co-authors of “Teaching Writers to Reflect: Strategies for a More Thoughtful Writing Workshop.”  (continue reading)

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