Notebook Noticings {SUMMER 2019} by Jennifer Laffin

Notebook Noticings {SUMMER 2019}

Have you always wanted to learn more about keeping a writer's notebook? Here's your chance!

Notebooks are THE tool for writers!

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

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 5

Can't make all of the meetings? They will be recorded and shared.

COST:  $89

Questions? Email Jennifer Laffin at