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Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Sentence

The ability to manipulate phrase and clause structures is the very essence of what makes a skilled, confident writer.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Writing Between the Commas with Martin Brandt

How do you feel about grammar? For many of us, it was a frustrating exercise that kept writing inaccessible.   (continue reading)

The Camera as a Writer's Notebook

Comparing a writer’s notebook to a collection strikes a chord with kids, many of whom are collectors themselves.  (continue reading)

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)

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