There is a heaviness to Thanksgiving this year. Yet, after taking stock of the things I am grateful for, I am thankful for what I have.
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Janet Ahn and I share our strategies and ideas for teaching the youngest writers in remote settings.
Small groups are possible through breakout rooms, and just as in the classrooms, they offer targeted lessons for what students need right as they need it. It’s so worth figuring how to keep this important type of instruction happening, no matter where!
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According to the co-founder of Bithiah’s House, a nonprofit organization for foster youth, Michelle Thompson, ” 61% of the population, both adults and children, have experienced at least one form of trauma in their life.”
Composing, Collaborating, Conferring, Conversing: Keeping an Eye on Student Writing During Remote Instruction
Today, TWT is honored to have Jennifer Serravallo as a guest writer, sharing ideas related to student writing during remote instruction.
Time is a precious commodity in elementary schools. Making the time for a daily writing workshop often means that something else has to get short shrift. However, sometimes, the time for writing workshop gets cut by five or ten minutes. Here are several suggestions for what you can do if writing time gets cut.
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Did you miss a series post this week? Just in case you missed a post, here is a round-up of all of the links to our Meet Writers Where They Are November Blog Series.
My strategy for meeting the needs of advanced writers: personalization. Strategic, pre-planned opportunities, set like a vision trap to capture the imagination of each writer. Once caught, these writers can be reeled in to a level of complexity they had no idea they were ready (and willing) to try.
Since the beginning of our school year, our schedule has changed more times than I could count on one hand. Students have come back from virtual learning, some have moved … Continue Reading Behaviors: Meet Writers Where They Are
Have you ever wondered what to do if some of your students don’t understand a grade-level grammatical skill? This post will help you determine how to move those children towards the end-of-year expectations for your grade level.
Today I am sharing three essentials for developing and maintaining independence in a remote classroom.
Luckily a workshop model has always revolved around teaching for independence. The ultimate goal has always been for students to be able to do the work without you.
A Great Coach This past summer, my daughter, Sophia, practiced diving. Coach Jodi was kind enough to open her backyard pool up to us for private swim lessons. Sophia would … Continue Reading Generating Ideas for Opinion Writing: Meet Writers Where They Are
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When we think of stamina, whether with exercise or writing, we might be tempted to think only of the moment – the moment of doing jumping jacks or moving the pencil across the paper. Yet, so much more goes into getting to that moment and then staying in that moment. Stay with me, as I compare trying to build up my stamina for daily movement to students growing in their stamina for writing.
Maya Angelou reminds me that when I know better, I can do better. The more I know about how, where, and why a student is functioning, the better I can teach that student.
Today I am introducing our November blog series, entitled “Meet Writers Where They Are.” The TWT co-authors envisioned this blog series to be responsive to this moment in time. As educators, we need to meet students where they are. We need to know the students in front of us (or on the screen with us) and understand where they are as learners. Our teaching needs to be focused and directed to what the students need.Join us on November 1 as we launch this series! Read more to learn about the fabulous blog series giveaway, generously donated by Heinemann.