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Regardless of the genre, one of the most important things we can teach our students is how to write words that could come from them – and only them.
Sound assessment plays a vital role in showing and in detailing progress students are making toward reasonable goals.
Technology gives us all choices and decisions to make. Big decisions. How can we welcome technology in our classrooms? Technology can be a new way of doing the same thing. Will we seek apps that allow our students to make choices in creating and sharing with others, or will we seek apps that do the same old thing in a different way?
Helping light the way to revision for our writers while honoring those first words.
The fact is, just like athletes that show up to the first day of practice, writers bring different skill sets. Some arrive to middle school not knowing where to put a period, while others already know how paint vivid pictures with words that knock our socks off. How do we plan for such a wide variety of writers?
Changing things up can mean extra work and moving away from what you’ve always done. It can also breathe new life into spaces and might move you closer to what you are trying to achieve.
Heart maps can help young writers when they think they don’t have anything to write about.
Today’s guest post is by Kathy Christy, a third grade teacher and professional development coach. She shares her “best friend professional book” of 2017 with us!
Three things you can do, as a teacher leader or literacy coach to support administrators (yes, admin need support too!) at the start of the year.
Procedures allow us to complete our daily tasks without worry of what’s next. Our minds are free to think about the important parts of our day, the learning.
Welcome to the weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Three strategies to use so that students develop their own ability to monitor themselves as writers.
Celebrating differences among our writers can sometimes be difficult for teachers of writing. But by expecting and planning for differences, we can set our students on trajectories more matched to who they are as writers. Here are a few ideas…
At the start of the summer, I read and reviewed Patty McGee’s Feedback That Moves Writers Forward. It’s a book, I believe, that can change my teaching of writing for the better…and maybe yours too. It’s a book I want to dive into more deeply, rereading it and sharing my ideas with other educators in a book club. I know that the beginning of the school year is a challenging time to ask teachers to take on anything additional. But here I am anyway, inviting you to take part in a Voxer book club to discuss Feedback That Moves Writers Forward. So why should you?