5 Teaching Strategies That Turn Writer’s Workshop Into a Maker Space

By Angela Stockman

Everyone’s favorite education blogger and writing coach, Angela Stockman, turns teaching strategies and practices upside down in the bestselling, Make Writing.

She spills you out of your chair, shreds your lined paper, and launches you and your writer’s workshop into the maker space! Stockman provides five right-now writing strategies that reinvent instruction and inspire both young and adult writers to express ideas with tools that have rarely, if ever, been considered. Make Writing is a fast-paced journey inside Stockman’s Western New York Young Writer’s Studio, alongside the students there who learn how to write and how to make, employing Stockman’s unique teaching methods.

“Offering suggestions for using new materials in old ways, thoughtful questions, and specific tips for tinkering and finding new audiences, this refreshing book is inspiring and practical in equal measure.” — Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Author and Teacher


Customer Reviews

A fantastic introduction to how to bring students out of a quiet, in-your-seat drafting process and into a collaborative, dynamic manifestation of their thinking/writing! I'm looking forward to trying out these ideas in my class this fall! Quick, inspirational: just the kick-in-the-planbook you need to start the school year!

Passion. Inspiration. Revolutionary. Real. I have been a BIG fan of Angela Stockman for many years, and this book has reminded me again why I so greatly respect and admire this incredible educator! This book is a MUST read for teachers! It was a breath of fresh air that left me tearing through the book, jotting notes in the margins and going back to re-read a section again. Instead of some other books on writing that I have had to force myself through, Make Writing left me feeling more excited and optimistic than I have about our journey as writers than I have in some time!! I instantly saw where I could bring this into my teaching right away!! It fit perfectly with what we were doing! I love how Angela's experience and involvement in today's schools shows in her work. She understands the learners, the environment and the demands. She fully and honestly addresses potential areas of pushback, curriculum and reluctant learners. Angela's passion and optimism reflect in her interactions with the students that she works with. Just as importantly, it also transfers to the teachers who benefit from her experience and expertise. Through Make Writing I marvel at how many teachers, children, and classrooms will be happily tinkering, collaborating, and making writing. I know I am grateful and inspired...I have already made some changes in my classroom, and I am eagerly looking forward to taking this step together with my students. What gift could be greater than working together to inspire writers and create an environment of reflective and collaborative students and educators??



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