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Why I Write

Have your students ever asked how writing connects to the real world? We know that students often don’t understand why writing matters. Everyone – from an actor to a scientist to a banker – needs [...]

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Writable Spotlight Sequence: Ice Cream POWagraph

The “Ice Cream POWagraph” sequence was contributed by Dena Glynn, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at Tierra Bonita Elementary in Poway, California. You can follow her at @Glynn_ed. To find & [...]

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Write a Letter to the Next President

We’re excited to bring our educators the Letters to the Next President 2.0 campaign, right inside Writable. This project – co-sponsored by the National Writing Project and KQED – aims to [...]

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Writable Spotlight Sequence: Witch Hunts & ‘The Crucible’

The “Witch Hunts & ‘The Crucible’” sequence was contributed by Jessica Herring, an 11th and 12th grade teacher at Benton High School in Benton, Arkansas. You can follow her at @JessicaRae929 [...]

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Writable Spotlight Sequence: The Hero’s Journey

The “Hero’s Journey” sequence was contributed by Matthew Winkler, an 8th teacher at The Rectory School in Pomfret, Connecticut. You can find him at matthewpwinkler.com. To find & assign this [...]

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Rough Drafts: Writing Instruction in Today’s Digital Classroom

“Even as technology enabled the ability to record revisions and make comments in the margins, the writing process has been largely invisible – until now.” – Troy Hicks Read more at in our latest [...]