Each month, we share five things we love as part of our Footnotes Newsletter. Check out some of our favorite English language arts articles.

1. The Magic of the 100-Word Memoir

In this September post on the Readers & Writers Workshop, Katie Maguire shares some findings in a reflection on her students' 100-word memoir experience.

2. Choosing Writing Topics

Rebekah O'Dell offers insight on adding choice into your writing workshop.

3. Welcoming Students With a Smile

A helpful reminder from Edutopia on the importance of greeting your students with a smile.

4. Balderdash for Writing

Melissa Pilakowski turns Balderdash into a fun writing activity for her students. Read how she did it!

5. Suggestions for Building Classroom Community

Make building classroom community a priority with these tips from The National Council of Teachers of English.