teaching writing

Dinner for Nine: A Meal for Many

My seventh graders were in the process of researching information about Jackie Robinson in order to create an expository essay. Together, we were reading the book, 42 is Not Just a Number, by Doreen Rappaport. In the first chapter, the author writes of how Robinson’s family did not have much money when he was a […]

IB Primary Years Programme & Readers Writers Workshop: Are They Compatible?

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Tokyo International School I work at Tokyo International School (TIS) an IB World School. TIS is a rare breed: it is one of only three, PYP authorized schools in the world which are also officially recognized by Columbia University Teachers College (NY) as a ‘Reading and Writing Project School’ (TCRWP). The others are Frankfurt International […]

Use these 10 educational online resources to write A+ essays


Have you ever made your best efforts to write a brilliant paper according to your professor’s instructions? That didn’t result well, did it? Don’t worry; all students have been in your shoes in one point or another. The difference between successful students and below-average achievers is that people of the first category never give up. […]

Tools for Teaching Essay Writing


Are you trying to teach your students or children how to write essays? Today’s educators can explore different approaches, but they have one thing in common: they need to rely on technology in order to bring the knowledge closer to the understandings of the current generation of learners. If you ignore the beneficial effects of […]