Julie Johnson is a literacy coach in Hilliard, Ohio and has taught for over 20 years. She is a teacher-consultant with the National Writing Project, a recipient of the NCTE Donald Graves writing award, and is the author of the blog Raising Readers and Writers.
Julie Johnson shows how saying yes empowers students to do the work of writers: make decisions, experiment, build relationships, and be confident as a writer.
Julie Johnson reflects on how to help students know they belong and are valued in a classroom community.
Julie Johnson encourages minilessons about sound and image to give students more ways to create meaningful texts.
In this second installment, Julie Johnson guides the process of creating multimodal fairy tales, as well as discusses producing the final product.
Julie Johnson outlines the groundwork for creating multimodal fairy tales in writing workshop.
Julie Johnson demonstrates how teachers can help students think through issues of audience during writing workshops.
Julie Johnson has advice on classroom uses of tech resources.
Julie Johnson provides helpful tips and a letter for parents to help keep students safe on the Internet.
Julie Johnson reflects on how technology is changing her own reading community, and builds on this knowledge to connect readers and writers in her classroom with others through the Internet.
Julie Johnson writes about renewal and staying centered during tough teaching times.
Julie Johnson rekindles her love affair with math when she incorporates journals and sees her students become more adept at organizing and explaining their thinking.
Julie Johnson explains how a family history inquiry project in her 1st grade classroom built technology, literacy, and research skills as students explored many cultures.
Julie Johnson explains how a family history inquiry project in her first-grade classroom builds technology, literacy, and research skills as students explored many cultures. This article is the second in a two-part series.
Julie Johnson shares the professional development plan and experiences that led to her school's evolution into a model writing school.
Julie Johnson documents the continuing evolution of her learning community as a model writing school.
Julie Johnson learns some important lessons about connecting with students remotely, and few of them are about technology.
Julie Johnson reminds us of important mindsets to adopt to allow students the space and permission to talk while composing. When students talk as writers, they have opportunities to create new understandings, build relationships, and validate each other.
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