Keeping a notebook is an important part of being a writer. In his book, A Writer's Notebook
, Ralph Fletcher reminds us: "Keeping a writer's notebook is one of the best ways I know of living a writing kind of life."
Notebooks are where we gather ideas, record our noticings, and unleash our creativity.
If you've wanted to grow your own writer's notebook and/or bring writer's notebooks into your classroom, this is the online course for you!
Each week in this online course, we will explore a new way to use our notebook to help us live a writer's life. We will also discuss how each strategy can support our student-writers.
We will use two mentor texts throughout this course that are also great texts to bring into your classroom: A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You
by Ralph Fletcher (affiliate link) Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories
by Jack Gantos (affiliate link)Session topics include:
* What a notebook is and what it isn't
* How to use our notebook to unleash our creativity
* Bringing writer's notebooks into the classroom
* Writer's notebooks & the writing process
* Transferring ideas from our notebook to our writing
* What to put in our notebook
* Silencing our inner writing critic
AND MORE!MEETING TIME:
Mondays, 4:30 - 5:30 PM Central Time (5:30 - 6:30 PM Eastern) online via Zoom
July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5Can't make all of the meetings?
They will be recorded and shared.COST:
Email Jennifer Laffin at Jennifer@TeachWrite.org