help students love writing

300 Ways to Help Students Love Writing

Do you want to help students love writing? In this segment, we talk about a new book including 300 strategies to get students excited about writing. So, if you're struggling to teach writing and get students engaged, listen to Jennifer Seravallo's ideas. From peer review across the entire process to engaging students in writing, Jennifer is full of high-impact ideas to improve classroom writing.

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Targeted to students aged 13-18, Write the World is a powerful, fun community for writing. Even more importantly, the site is easy it is to use.

Make writing exciting this year in your classroom. There’s no cost for teachers to join with their classrooms.

Given all these benefits, I recommend this site for writing teachers of students aged 13-18. So, join Write the World and get kids excited to write![/callout]

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Help Students Love Writing: Show Notes

  • Can we help students learn to write and love it?
  • How can students set writing goals in motivating ways?
  • What are secrets to encourage peer review among writers?
  • Can we have writing partners throughout the writing process? (And not just during the editing phase.)
  • What are ways that students can write together?
  • What is a writing club? How is it structured?
  • If students are groaning when you ask them to write, how can you turn it around?

Who is Jennifer Serravallo?

Jennifer Serravallo is a literacy consultant, speaker, and the author 11 books and resources including The Reading Strategies Book and the two-time award-winning Independent Reading Assessment Series.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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4 comments

Jenna September 25, 2016 - 4:07 pm

I think this is a wonderful idea, and I feel that Write The Word is a great idea to use in the classroom. I personally am A college Undergrad Student and even I get a little flustered when it comes to writing. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and knowing these tips on how to make kids love writing more is wonderful. I think that the online tool is a great resource to use in the classroom. It is awesome because there are so many great ways to use it. I personally am glad that I found this blog and link. I will definitely come back and look at this for help when I am officially teaching. Thank You!

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Tim September 29, 2016 - 1:42 am

Awesome, these are great! Already sent forwarded it to some of my teacher friends, thanks!

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Robyn Matus September 29, 2016 - 10:16 am

Hi Vicki,

Thanks for posting this! Jennifer Seravallo’s ideas are fabulous and are really practical in helping teachers assist students in overcoming that “writing bump”.

This was a very helpful resource.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Robyn Matus

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Vicki Davis October 6, 2016 - 5:22 am

She was awesome! Thanks for the note, Robyn!

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