August 17, 2011 by WITS Editor
If you’re a teacher trying to figure out her first-day-of-school writing prompt, visit the Northern Nevada Writing Project (NNWP) for some wonderful, interactive writing lessons that will get you off to a brilliant beginning. The NNWP WritingFix page is set up for teachers and features many helpful ideas, routines, and practices for the writing classroom. Many of them involve art or other forms of fun, hands-on inspiration that will get students in the mood to write!
One of the best parts of WritingFix is YOUR STUDENTS. That’s right. NNWP posts high-quality lessons and resources provided by NNWP workshop presenters, but you don’t have to live in Nevada to take advantage of them! You are welcome to use these lesson plans, available online for free, and then report back on how they manifested in your classroom.
What’s the coolest part of WritingFix? YOU! You get to submit work by your students, and many of them are posted as student samples on the website. This is a fantastic publishing opportunity for your students. I used the countdown and count-up stories from WritingFix last year in my classroom, and they were a huge hit!
By Marcia Chamberlain, Writers in the Schools