Now Online: 59 Reasons to Write

59-reasons-to-write“Writing with my students made me a mentor and a far better teacher. Because I was in the middle of the messy process, just as they were, I understood the feeling of wanting to finish but being stuck. I could relate to their fear and their failures–and that made all of our successes so much more to celebrate.”

The more you write, the better writing teacher you will be. But how do get started, find the time, and make the most of it to benefit your students?

Award-winning author Kate Messner draws on her popular summer writing camp (Teachers Write) and more than 50 professional writers to inspire you to write every day–on your own, or with a group of colleagues–in her new book, 59 Reasons to Write.

You’ll get a concrete framework for a writing program that can be used in any school, with groups of any size, led by anyone who wants to support teachers and librarians as writers and as mentors for the young writers they serve. Prompts and mini-lessons will hone your skills on organizing, characters, voice, setting, plot, pacing, poetry, revising, critiquing, and more.

If you’re ready to write (or write more), now is the time, and 59 Reasons to Write is the resource you need to start and sustain this essential part of your work as a teacher of writing. The book is available now, you can preview the entire text online.

Add comment January 16th, 2015

Here is why you write

We asked a simple question yesterday on Twitter: Why do you write? Here are some highlights from your responses. Keep writing and to get more inspiration go online to preview Kate Messner’s new book: 59 Reasons to Write: Mini-Lessons, Prompts, and Inspiration for Teachers.

1 comment January 14th, 2015


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