There is an overwhelming amount of writing programs and strategies available today. What appeals to me most is authentic student writing. A structure that allows my children to be engaged in “real” writing. I don’t want a fill in the blank writing worksheet for my children. I want them to sit down and have the opportunity to… Continue reading Teaching the Writing Traits
When I was in second grade I brought home a spelling assignment: Use your spelling words to create a story. I sat on my knees in the living room using an end table as my writing table. I didn’t know where to start. My mom sat with me and began brainstorming ideas for a story. Something… Continue reading Priming the Writer’s Pump
The writing category will focus on the traits of writing, the process of writing, and the mechanics of writing. Direct writing instruction is not included in Montessori lessons. I love writer’s workshop and using the 6 traits of writing. I believe children need lots and lots of practice doing real writing every day!