Writing Diner Tim

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The goal of writing instruction has to be to teach students to be active thinkers while they are independently writing.
 
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Dialogue is an important aspect of quality writing. However, getting students to be able to effectively use dialogue in their writing is not always easy. This PPT lesson will help students to understand the basics of using dialogue. It is a
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Dialogue adds so much to a piece of writing. However, it can be a difficult concept for students to master. Often times young writers will write a piece of writing that is nothing but a string of dialogue. This PPT lesson shows students a concrete
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to use interesting leads in a piece of writing. This package contains all of The Writing Diner Projectable Lessons on effective leads for writing. Get minilessons
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Using dialogue in a piece of writing is a skill all writers need to master. For young writers, this can be a challenge. Help writers become competent when it comes to including dialogue in their writing with these two PPT lessons. The
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to get details into a piece of writing. This lesson focuses on "exploding a moment", a Barry Lane idea, as one way to get quality details into student writing. It
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Getting details into writing is something many young writers struggle to do. This series of 8 PowerPoint lessons from The Writing Diner will help students use details to pump life into their writing. Students will learn how to incorporate their
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This PPT lesson teaches students how to effectively think about using transitions to move their pieces of writing forward. Transitions are very important in helping sentences to flow smoothly. Getting students to think about their transitions is an
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Teaching parts of speech in context can be a challenge. This PowerPoint lesson offers a straightforward way to help students understand nouns and, specifically, why it is important to use Exact Nouns while writing. The lesson shows how using Exact
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to get details into a piece of writing. This lesson focuses on highlighting the senses as one way to get quality details into student writing. It explicitly and clearly
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Crafting the perfect ending for a piece of writing is important work for any writer. This package of 8 PowerPoint lessons from The Writing Diner will teach students a variety of concrete ways to end their writing. Each lesson contains a colorful
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to get details into a piece of writing. This lesson focuses on exploding a moment, a Barry Lane idea, as one way to get quality details into student writing. It
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Teaching parts of speech in context can be a challenge. This package of PowerPoint lessons offers a straightforward way to help students understand different parts of speech and how to effectively use them in writing. The approach is to teach
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Teach students how to effectively use commas as a means to make sentences flow smoothly and to help to add details in their writing. This PPT lesson helps students to understand the power of the comma in a piece of writing. It includes a writing
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to use interesting leads in a piece of writing. This lesson is a culmination of some sustained work on leads. This is a very important lesson because it is an important
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to get details into a piece of writing. This lesson focuses on using snapshots, a Barry Lane idea, as one way to get quality details into student writing. It explicitly
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to get details into a piece of writing. This lesson focuses on using thoughtshots, a Barry Lane idea, as one way to get quality details into student writing. It
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Choosing a word, a phrase, or a sentence to repeat can be an effective way to highlight an important moment in a piece of writing. This PPT lesson helps students understand how to effectively use repetition in their writing. It is a great writing
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Teach your students how to use interesting leads in a piece of writing. This lesson focuses on the question lead. It explicitly and clearly teaches students how to use an interesting question as
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Teach your students how to think about their sentences at a sophisticated level with this series of 5 PPT lessons from The Writing Diner. Students will learn how to form compound sentences, understand why and how to use a short sentence for dramatic
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Welcome to Projectable Lessons from The Writing Diner! Help your students to become active thinkers while they are independently writing. This lesson is all about accountability and helping students develop as thinkers while writing. Students are
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 18th year of teaching. I began in the classroom teaching 6th grade and then moved to 3rd grade. Currently, I am a literacy coach for a district in West Michigan, working at the elementary level. I also do independent consulting, working in schools and with staffs from grades K - 8th. I am the author of the book, The Writing Diner: Creating Active Thinkers in the Writing Classroom. I am also a National Writing Project Teacher Consultant.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal is to get students to be active thinkers while writing independently. I believe in explicit instruction. I like to "slice" lessons into thin pieces and serve them up to students in small meaningful chunks. This allows students to truly take in what I am trying to teach, to internalize, and then to become skilled at using my teaching focus over time. I focus much of my writing instruction on craft elements of writing, believing that a student who is strong in craft will be able to apply that craft to any type of writing.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have presented at numerous conferences, most notably for the past six years at the Michigan Reading Association's annual conference. I have also presented at state conferences in Illinois and Kentucky.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold degrees from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio as well as from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, including an M.Ed. in the area of Teaching Reading.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Prior to becoming a teacher, I was a television news producer for the NBC affiliate, WLWT-TV, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently I live with my wife and two beautiful daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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