Listen to the full episode to hear how to reset your writing block:
In last week’s episode, I talked about the importance of reflection, especially with the start of a new year approaching. I asked you to think broad with classroom routines, but this week I want you to look more specifically at your writing block. We want our students to develop their skills and enjoy writing, so in order to do that, it might be necessary to revamp or reset your writing block.
Instead of asking your students questions, this week the questions are for you. Your writing block is an opportunity for students to develop and grow their writing skills. Therefore, each question examines your practices, methods, and engagement, while also looking closely at written supports and student feedback.
Before heading back to school in January, it’s important that you take some time to reflect on your own teaching practices pertaining to writing. By taking a deep dive, it will help you determine if a reset of your writing block is necessary in order to make a difference with your students!
In this Episode on How to Reset Your Writing Block, I Share:
- 5 questions that reflect on your writing block
- The benefit and impact writing alongside your students can have
- What to focus on when helping your students set their goals
- An additional tip that requires a buddy
- Join the Writing Made Simple Membership
- Primary and Upper Elementary Writing Office
- Writing Reference Sheets
- Descriptive Writing Anchor Charts
- Writing Prompts
- Writing Process Sticky Note Checklists
- Literacy Choice Boards freebie
- Episode 113, Your Classroom Routines: Reflect & Reset for 2023
- Episode 64, Reset Your Routine: 5 Questions to Ask Your Students
- Episode 32, Setting Up Effective Writing Centers
- Episode 23, Using Centers for Upper Elementary Kids
- Episode 9, Using Quick Writes to Strengthen Student Writing
- Episode 2, 5 Components of a Mini Lesson
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About The Literacy Dive Podcast:
Do you find yourself seeking new ideas when it comes to literacy instruction in elementary classrooms? The Literacy Dive Podcast was created to offer actionable steps and to share information for teachers, like you, who are always looking to improve their craft! ELA is our jam and we are excited to dive into all things reading and writing with you!
Your host, Megan Polk, is the creator and owner behind The Literacy Dive and loves to support students and their teachers with curriculum, literacy instruction, best practices, and engaging literacy activities.
Dive in with us every Monday for a new episode from Megan! She, and her guests, will chat about various literacy topics and will bring you tips and tricks that can easily be implemented in your classrooms. You can tune in wherever you get your podcasts! Listen to The Literacy Dive Podcast on platforms like Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, and more!