Tonight’s the night. Get your fingers ready to dance across the keyboard in conversations with Katherine Bomer. If you haven’t read the book, come join the chat. If you have read the book, come join the chat. If you love to write, come join the chat!
The Journey is Everything
Somewhere back in April or May several of us online began discussing an option for a book study. Several ideas were tossed out. Some of us were already in the midst of one book and said “SURE!” because “What’s one more book?”
And so a book study began online with GoogleDocs. The pace varied with our lives. Reading. Writing. Teaching. Working. And then it became real when we were so hooked into the book.
It was scary when I actually tweeted out about a travel incident and then added “Food for an Essay Soon” or something like that. It was a done deal. In writing. I would blog about the incident. And it would be an essay.
What on earth was I thinking?
Emboldened with knowledge.
Empowered with learning.
Ready to give it a go.
I sent it to friends.
Is it an essay?
And they said, “Yes.”
And oh, the comments . . . But one in particular!
I’ll be at the #DigiLitSunday chat tonight to capture more wisdom from Katherine Bomer.
Head over to Margaret Simon’s Reflections on the Teche for more #DigiLit posts.
What do your students “write” after reading? Do they only complete assigned tasks or do they write because of an inner compulsion to record a very specific thought? Do you need some new thinking?
Check out this entire week’s worth of posts from “Two Writing Teachers” and then plan to attend next Monday’s twitter chat!
Monday, January 27 Writing About Reading Blog Series: 3 Ways to Write about Reading
Tuesday, January 28 Writing About Reading Blog Series: A Quick Guide to Quick Essays
Wednesday, January 29 Writing about Reading in the Writer’s Notebook
Thursday, January 30 Writing about Reading Blog Series: Offering Students Choice in Reading Responses
Friday, January 31 Writing about Reading Blog Series: Opinion Writing in a K-1 Collaboration
After reading these, get ready to jump start your February “Writing about Reading!”
Storify from 02.03.14 Twitter Chat sfy.co/hb9N