For about five years now, Franki Sibberson and I have been having regular conversations about writing and learning in the digital age. At NCTE this year, Franki and I did a sessions with our friend Becky McCraw, entitled “Mentor Texts in the Digital Writing Workshop” prompting a number of conversations around the role of digital tools in the writing process as we were thinking about and planning for our session.
In the midst of one of our conversations, an idea formulated about focusing some writing around it. So, during the week of January 8, we’ll each be posting on our own blogs about the thinking we’ve been doing, the things we’ve learned from students, and our own writing. We are hoping you’ll join us by thinking along with us about this idea of mentor texts in the digital writing workshop. You can join in the conversation by reading our blogs, posting your own thinking to your blog, commenting, etc. We thought this would be a fun way to have a larger conversation about ideas we are thinking about. We love the idea of pulling lots of voices together around one idea.
Participating in the series will be:
Franki Sibberson, a librarian in Dublin, OH will be blogging at A YEAR OF READING.
Katie DiCesare, a primary teacher in Dublin who runs an incredible writing workshop will be blogging at her blog, CREATIVE LITERACY.
Tony Keefer, an amazing 4th grade teacher in Dublin, Ohio will be blogging at at ATYCHIPHOBIA.
And I’ll be blogging here.
Each of us has committed to posting several times during the week of January 8 around the topic of Mentor Texts in the Digital Writing Workshop. I am hoping to revisit some of those staple professional books I mentioned above to reground myself in the role of mentor texts and what they mean for writers.
We hope you’ll join us in thinking about this!