The Write Way

Teacher Appreciation

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:15


It’s finally May! You are nearing the end of the school year, and undoubtedly, you are experiencing some degree of relief as you imagine days with no meetings, unlimited bathroom breaks, pleasure reading, and summer vacations. These days are drawing nearer and nearer, but they’re not quite within reach.

That’s why we’re glad that National Teacher Appreciation Day is in May. It’s the perfect time to recognize all of the hard work you’ve done this year, and it’s just enough to get you through the rest of the year. As students, parents, and the community around you share their appreciation with

Freebie: Poetry Analysis Lesson

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:06


Happy April! This month, we celebrate poets and their work. There are so many things that teachers can do to incorporate poetry into their classrooms, such as reading a short “poem of the day,” with a different student reading each day; students could write a different type of poem every week; students could illustrate poems and teachers could set up a gallery walk. The possibilities are endless! In honor of National Poetry Month, we are sharing a poetry lesson with you. We want you to take it and make it your own. Be sure to take pictures and share on social media! Find us on Facebook,

Crowd-funding Classroom Needs with An Interview with Sharon Sullivan

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 14:46


I had the pleasure of meeting Sharon Sullivan at her school, Wells Elementary School, in Wilson, NC, to talk to her about how she uses the popular educational grant-funding website,, to meet the needs of her students. Ms. Sullivan taught for 11 years at an elementary school in Durham and has been in Wilson for the last two years. She is currently teaching 5th English Language Arts and Social Studies.
She has used to fund PEG Writing, along with many other projects and supplies, several times in her teaching career and has become an expert grant writer. Since

PEG Writing Teacher of the Year: Is it YOU? There's Still Time to Nominate!

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 15:09


We understand the hard work that teachers put into their classrooms everyday: working diligently to write lessons, reach goals, grade papers, add rigor, conference with parents and students, meet deadlines, and demonstrate growth in both their students and their own practice, all while also maintaining a life outside of school... whatever that means.

Our goal with PEG Writing is to support teachers as much as we possibly can. We want to show appreciation for the teachers who are using PEG Writing to power student achievement, enhance the student experience, and increase student confidence

Writing Beyond ELA: Cross-Curricular Ideas

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:02


We've all heard it; some of us have even said it:

“I’m a math teacher; what do I need with writing in my class?”

It’s easy to say that in math, there are right answers and wrong answers, and they’re almost always numbers. Recently, however, there has been a push in math for students to not only know what the answers are, but also to understand why the answer is correct. This is where writing comes into the picture. The best way to know what a student understands is to get them to explain it. Writing out an explanation for a math question is a great way to see if they really understand how

Conquer eLearning Days with PEG Writing

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:48


Snow storms. Ice. Hurricanes. Flooding. Heatwaves. Inclement weather can keep teachers and students out of school for days on end. We know that those hours must be made up, but the loss of workdays can be frustrating, especially at the end of the grading period when grades are due. No one wants to lose precious days from Spring Break and Saturday school is just as bad! So what other options do you have? Instead of scheduling make up days, some districts have used those inclement weather days as "eLearning" days. Teachers and students stay home but are required to communicate with each other