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Indiana EdCast: Ep. #49 — Shannon Anderson Writing Tips

Feb 5, 2019

Welcome to Indiana EdCast, I am Tom Mellish, ED for IRTA, The Association that advocates for all Indiana retired educators. Please email me at with your questions. We will find out the answer for you.

Today we are joined by Shannon Anderson from Rensselaer Elementary. We welcome Shannon back and look forward to her thoughts today on writing tips for students, parents and teachers who may not be confident in their ability to teach writing.

Today you are going to share writing tips that can help children develop a love of writing. I’ll let you get started with some of your favorite tips.

Discussion Points:

In what ways do you incorporate writing in the classroom? Lessons, stations, or authoring?

What ideas/tips to you have for incorporating writing in various subjects?

Writing has taken a backseat in many classrooms, but we know there is a strong correlation on writing skills and developing reading skills. Do you have a examples or stories of improvement you have seen in your students?

You do Writing and Authoring workshops. What are your favorite presentations to give?

You share many ideas and thoughts along with your own books on your website and Facebook page “shannonisteaching”

Thought for the Day – You can’t change the beginning, but you can change where you are and that will change the ending.

To our listeners, let us know if there are topics or subjects you would like us to address and discuss, please let us know. You can email me at