A week of tips from the Two Writing Teachers

July 5th, 2011

Wouldn’t it be nice to spend a whole week with the Two Writing Teachers and tap their vast bank of ideas about writing instruction? Well, next week you’ll be able to do just that. Starting July 11, they will bring you five downloadable, printable writing tips for a full week!

The Two Writing Teachers — Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres — are the authors of Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice and the tips will range from setting expectations in the classroom to record-keeping. Here is the full schedule:

Monday, July 11: Creating a List of Classroom Expectations
Tuesday, July 12: Collecting Bits of Life
Wednesday, July 13: Classroom Writing Center
Thursday, July 14: Organizing Teacher-Written Mentor Texts
Friday, July 15: Record-Keeping Systems That Make Sense for You

What do you have to do to get these tips?

1. If you don’t have a Facebook account yet, sign up at www.facebook.com

1. Find the Two Writing Teachers page on Facebook

2. Click “LIKE” on top of their Facebook profile page

3. Check back on their Facebook page each day to find a link to a new tip

4. Download and print the PDF document — it’s yours to use and share!

5. Order Day by Day anytime between now and July 31, and get FREE SHIPPING! Just use code “FACE” during checkout.

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76 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joan Reynolds  |  July 10th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Is there any way to receive these tips without a Facebook account? I don’t have one and don’t really want one—

  • 2. Melissa  |  July 10th, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I’ve tried to find their facebook page and can’t there are several Ruth Ayres and Stacey doesn’t even come up. Can’t you link it or something?

  • 3. Melissa  |  July 10th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Finally found it, maybe “two writing teachers” should have been in quotes, then people won’t take it literally and look up their names.

  • 4. Gina  |  July 10th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I’m with Melanie would like to receive documents not through face book

  • 5. Gina  |  July 10th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I’m with Melanie can we receive documents any other way

  • 6. Amy  |  July 10th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I would also like to receive these pdf files in another way besides facebook. Thanks for recognizing we all have different ways of learning…

  • 7. marta quiroz-pecirno  |  July 10th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I will try to receive this document through faceboook!

    Thank you

  • 8. MrsD5107  |  July 10th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Very excited to see your tips to use with my 5th graders! Will spread the word!

  • 9. Lynnae Lathrop  |  July 10th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I HATE Facebook and scanning codes for smart phones and all these other time wasters. I teach; I don’t have time to hop through the ridiculous hoops listed above to get a tip. You have my email. Please just send us the tips so that we can quickly judge if this book has value for us (At first glance, it looks like it does). I would buy if I can get the information quickly. If I have to take extra steps, I move on to other purchases.

  • 10. Mrs. K.  |  July 10th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I don’t have Facebook; can I still get the tips?

  • 11. Patti West  |  July 10th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    My question is the same as Melanie’s – is there another way besides Facebook?

  • 12. Claire Ratfield  |  July 11th, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I have same question as Melanie….Want tips without having to set up Facebook account…

  • 13. Julie  |  July 11th, 2011 at 4:30 am

    I would also like to view their ideas without creating a Facebook account. Is this possible? Thanks.

  • 14. Maggie  |  July 11th, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I don’t have Facebook, and I don’t want to create a Facebook account. Why can’t you make these documents available through a link to your website like you do book previews?

  • 15. stenhouse  |  July 11th, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Hello! Thank you for all of your comments! For those of you who do not want to create a Facebook account, you can go to http://www.stenhouse.com/0809.asp and download one tip each day from there.

  • 16. Carol Macken  |  July 11th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I too would love to participate but I don’t have a Facebook account and I don’t want one. Is there any other way to get these tips?

  • 17. Leanne Mebus  |  July 11th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I would love this work as well, but I am not interested in a Facebook account. Please advise. Thank you

  • 18. Jen W.  |  July 11th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Please share tips with all of us nonfacebook teachers. Thanks 🙂

  • 19. stenhouse  |  July 11th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Hello! Please check out http://www.stenhouse.com/0809.asp

  • 20. Robyn  |  July 11th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    While I would love to access the tips of these two writers, I think it unfortunate that logging on to Facebook is the only way. Some of us are not fans of the social website.

  • 21. Barbra  |  July 12th, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Also would like tips but do not want facebook.

  • 22. Kisa Sedore  |  July 12th, 2011 at 6:46 am

    As a Teacher Leader for Writing for our district I would love to share these ideas with my team, however, I do not want to join facebook…is there another way? Thanks.

  • 23. stenhouse  |  July 12th, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Hello Everyone!
    Just in case you didn’t see my previous comment — you can access these writing tips by going to http://www.stenhouse.com/0809.asp


  • 24. Pamela Nelson  |  July 14th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I would also like the tips, but I do not want to create a facebook account.


  • 25. Brett Holler  |  July 19th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I’d love to hear the reasons others do not want a facebook account. My feeling is lack of privacy and I do not want students on my page. However, I do not know enough about the site to make an informed decision. Any thoughts or precautions?

  • 26. marie.krauss@bsd.k12.de.us  |  August 22nd, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Don’t have Facebook account and don’t want one. Is there any other way to receive the tips?

    Marie Krauss

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