Archive for the ‘Natural Stages of Growth in Writing’ Category

Podcast: Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

Finally!! We are at the end of our series “The Natural Stages of Growth in Writing.” This podcast features discussion about the high school writing life, on into college. Don’t miss it! It will help to shape your philosophy of writing, not just your program for writing. Enjoy!

Julie

Transition to Ownership: Part Two

Transition to Ownership: Part Two

This is our 5th podcast in the series related to the Natural Stages of Growth in writing. We started discussing the Transition to Ownership in podcast 06 and this is the second half of that conversation. You’ll want to listen to that half first.

We continue our discussion of your role in the “Big Juicy Conversations” you need to be having with your fledgling thinkers.

Enjoy!

Julie

Here’s Part One

Transition to Ownership: Part One

Transition to Ownership

This is our first of a two part discussion of the Transition to Ownership stage of writing growth. This is the time when your 13-14 year olds (8th-9th graders) are making the somewhat treacherous journey from adorable, fact-centered child to rhetorical imagination (the awareness that the world is inhabited by unlimited numbers of perspectives). Noah helps me make this discussion especially engaging.

We’re having a great time making these podcasts (we hope many of you are listening). Share them around, please! I find myself utterly charmed by the chance to express all this build up of thinking I’ve cultivated over 13 years of writing instruction and ponderings. Let me know what you think and pose your questions in the comments.

Julie

Quick footnote: there are a couple of gaffes – the way there are when you record yourself mid-roll talking. For instance, I say “posterior” baby when I mean “post-term”! 🙂

Here’s Part Two!

Podcast: Faltering Ownership

Faltering Ownership
Today’s podcast features the characteristics of writers between the ages of 11-12. Join us as we look at how you can create the conditions for growth and joy in writing with your kids.

Julie

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11-12 year olds (age range is approximate)

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Podcast: Partnership Writing Stage of Development

Partnership Writing

We press on! This week’s podcast is the second in the series where we look at each of the natural developmental stages of growth in writing. This particular episode focuses on the most overlooked stage of development in the writing journey and accounts for the development of writer’s block and writing resistance in kids. If you successfully navigate the Partnership Writing phase, your kids will not be plagued with the “blank page, blank stare” syndrome. You’ll both know how to create writing and what role you each play in the process. Enjoy.

Julie

 

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9-10 year olds (age range is approximate)

Developmentally appropriate projects.
Step-by-step instructions.
A weekly and monthly plan.

The Writer’s Jungle provides you with the essential tools that enable you to be an effective writing coach. Partnership Writing is the product that gives you a practical routine (think, schedule ala Brave Writer) and 10 month-long writing assignments.

Download a FREE sample on our product page.