Now Online: “Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?”

June 1st, 2011

How can you encourage students to think of writing as communicating with a wider audience, not just something they do to answer a prompt?

What tools and resources can you use to update traditional lessons to immediately engage students?

How can you weave topics from reading, science, or social studies into writing assignments so students will comprehend the content through multidisciplinary connections?

In her new book, “Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?”, classroom teacher Julie Ramsay shows you how to use technology as a catalyst to re-energize your writing instruction as you teach students to be inquisitive, innovative, and self-directed learners.

Julie describes her own journey from traditional lessons to simple word processing and publishing tools, digital storytelling, distance learning, interactive editing, and revamped rubrics. You’ll find practical lessons that will give you a foundation for weaving technology into common writing standards. And a companion Web site gives readers access to sample student work and videos from Julie’s classroom.

We’ve just posted the entire text of “Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?” online for preview. The print version will start shipping in mid-June and can be pre-ordered now!

Entry Filed under: Author News,Technology,Writing

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Megan  |  June 1st, 2011 at 7:23 am

    For an end of year project, my students are working through my first attempt at digital storytelling. I heard a similar phrase from my students… “Can I stay in from recess and keep working?” What a great sound to hear 🙂

  • 2. Judith Briles  |  June 8th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    It’s a fun and effective way to keep students motivated into studying and learning more. It would certainly be delightful to hear students saying, “Can we skip lunch and keep writing?” You can feel their enthusiasm and thus a great example to behold. If these kinds of techniques are implemented to students, we can find more creative and competent students in years ahead.

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