Teaching Writing

Teaching Writing

This collection features wonderful writing teachers from kindergarten to high school employing a wide range of effective strategies, including craft lessons, writers' notebooks, small-group and one-to-one conferring, grammar and editing mini-lessons and identifying real-world purposes and audiences. Authors featured include Jeff Anderson, Ralph Fletcher, and Kelly Gallagher.

17 videos | 20+ hours

1 year subscription = $1,290
3 year subscription = $3,010

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Dude! Listen to This!

Explore the world of boys and writing as Ralph meets with a group of boys who have given up recess time each week to meet and talk about their writing.

45 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
A Day of Words

Watch as Max Brand demonstrates how to help students become students who search for, study, and celebrate words by noting new vocabulary in every curricular area. (3–6)

75 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Article of the Week

See how Kelly uses Article of the Week to close the gaps in his students’ education and provide them with the background knowledge that is the foundation for critical reading. (6–12)

15 Minutes
1-year:$ 15
3-year:$ 35
Developing Independent Learners

Explore how building connections between reading and writing workshop promotes independent learning and encourages lifelong reading and writing habits. (K–3)

60 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Editing Invitations

Watch as Jeff demonstrates how to link grammar instruction to writer’s craft by using a warm-up activity that helps students pay close attention to mechanics, style, and craft. (4–8)

15 Minutes
1-year:$ 15
3-year:$ 35
Focus on Spelling

Learn how to instill purposeful, smart spelling instruction—learning words, exploring sounds, investigating letters and spelling patterns, and discovering generalizations—that is efficient and developmentally appropriate. (K–8)

120 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
How Can I Support You?

Learn how to approach writing conferences from a place of inquiry by listening to students’ ideas, praising them for their successes, and asking questions to more clearly understand how to offer support. (3–5)

43 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
Improving Adolescent Writers

Join Kelly as he demonstrates the habits and skills of a good writer through a variety of methods—modeling, mid-process assessment, small-group conferring, and identification of real-world writing purposes. (4–12)

128 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
In the Beginning

Enjoy a close-up view of writing workshop that addresses conferring with young writers, teaching skills in context, tools for record-keeping, publishing, and the role of the audience. (K–2)

30 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
Inside Notebooks

Explore how writer’s notebooks allow students to brainstorm ideas, test strategies, craft writing, and draft, revise, and edit. (3–6)

70 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Inside Reading and Writing Workshops

Look at the mini-lessons and conferences that occur during reading and writing workshops with a diverse group of students. (K–3)

106 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Read, Write, and Talk

Learn how the Read, Write, and Talk practice provides a framework for reading, merging thinking with information, recording thoughts, and talking about what has been read. (2–8)

30 Minutes
1-year:$ 75
3-year:$ 175
Talking About Writing

Watch as accomplished teachers model the essentials of conferring—active listening, knowing your writers, management, conquering predictable problems, and peer conferences. (3–5)

60 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Teaching Apostrophes

Watch as Jeff Anderson uses mentor texts and playful strategies to engage writers in grammar and editing. (4–8)

15 Minutes
1-year:$ 15
3-year:$ 35
Craft of Grammar

Discover how to bring grammar and craft together meaningfully through lessons, individual conferences, small-group activities, and high-quality mentor texts. (4–8)

60 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
When Students Write

Discover the practical components of establishing and implementing a successful writing workshop, including the importance of choice, the writer’s notebook, the writer’s conference, the role of literature, and more. (K–8)

120 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350
Writing with Mentors

Learn how to use children’s literature to teach informational and narrative writing, and watch master teachers in action as they demonstrate modeling, shared writing, whole-group and small-group lessons, reflection, and more. (K–6)

195 Minutes
1-year:$ 150
3-year:$ 350