30 episodes

In this series, I will be reading mentors texts and providing you and your students some quickwriting and/or discussion-based writing ideas. Writing can seem very challenging, especially to students who haven’t had a ton of practice. So, providing short, consistent and relatively low-risk opportunities to write can make all the difference in eliminating the intimidation factor that often comes with on-demand writing. I usually like my students to start our sessions by beginning with a quickwrite or, what I like to call, Writing into the Day. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writingintotheday/support

Writing into the Day Elizabeth Martin

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In this series, I will be reading mentors texts and providing you and your students some quickwriting and/or discussion-based writing ideas. Writing can seem very challenging, especially to students who haven’t had a ton of practice. So, providing short, consistent and relatively low-risk opportunities to write can make all the difference in eliminating the intimidation factor that often comes with on-demand writing. I usually like my students to start our sessions by beginning with a quickwrite or, what I like to call, Writing into the Day. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writingintotheday/support

    Spooktober Edition: Episode 4

    Spooktober Edition: Episode 4

    Welcome monsters and ghouls to my spooky new series of Writing into the Day. This series will feature texts that certainly go bump in the night and you may want to keep your lights on for some of these spine-chilling reads! Today’s Spooktober podcast will be featuring a poem by Mary Howitt.

    As I read this poem, I want you to think about how the Spider tricks the Fly into his web? What is this story trying to teach us? Have you met your own real life Spider? Keep these ideas in mind as I read.


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    • 7 min
    Spooktober Edition: Episode 3

    Spooktober Edition: Episode 3

    Welcome monsters and ghouls to my spooky new series of Writing into the Day. This series will feature texts that certainly go bump in the night and you may want to keep your lights on for some of these spine-chilling reads! Today’s Spooktober podcast will be featuring a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

    As I read this poem, I want you to think about the subject of this poem. Why is the speaker so focused on the tree? What tone does the speaker’s description of the tree evoke? Why is there such an emphasis on the haunting of the oak tree? Keep these ideas in mind as I read.


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    • 6 min
    Spooktober Edition: Episode 2

    Spooktober Edition: Episode 2

    Welcome monsters and ghouls to my spooky new series of Writing into the Day. This series will feature texts that certainly go bump in the night and you may want to keep your lights on for some of these spine-chilling reads! Today’s Spooktober podcast will be featuring a poem by Robert Graves.

    As I read this poem, I want you to think about moments, especially moments where you felt scared or experienced some sort of pain. Think about how the people in these experiences can sometimes become warped by those feelings; you can learn to subconsciously associate them with those emotions of fear or pain. Keep these ideas in mind as I read. 


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    • 6 min
    Spooktober Edition: Episode 1

    Spooktober Edition: Episode 1

    Welcome monsters and ghouls to my spooky new series of Writing into the Day. This series will feature texts that certainly go bump in the night and you may want to keep your lights on for some of these spine-chilling reads! To start off my special Spooktober edition of Writing into the Day podcasts, today’s podcast will be featuring a poem by Siegfried Sassoon.



    As I read this poem, I want you to think about ghosts and the possible purposes of ghostly hauntings. In this poem, Graves writes about his former friends from the war and how they seem to “haunt” him. I want you to think about HOW Graves’ friends seemingly haunt him and WHY he cannot stop thinking about them. Keep these ideas in mind as I read. 


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    • 6 min
    Picking Blackberries

    Picking Blackberries

    Today’s podcast will be featuring a poem by Seamus Heaney, “Blackberry Picking.” As I read this poem, I want you to think about a summer memory. I remember in the summers I would pick violets from the lawn. My little self would sit in the shade of a big oak tree for hours, painstakingly weaving the tiny blossoms into a crown. I was convinced the tiny, delicate, petal crown could make me a fairy. How did you spend your summer months? Keep these ideas in mind as I read.


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    • 4 min
    Gaining Perspective

    Gaining Perspective

    Today’s podcast will be featuring a poem by Jacqueline Woodson, “Commercial Break.” As I read this poem, I want you to think about something you believe some people don’t understand. This could be a subject you have strong opinions on, something upsetting that happened to you, or a time you had a misunderstanding with another. Keep these ideas in mind as I read.


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    • 4 min

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