Daily Archive: January 13, 2008

interviews + personal essays.

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Dave Eldridge & I have been working on a personal essay unit in his sixth grade class.  As the week went on, I’ve gotten more & more excited about this unit of study.… Continue reading

News & Announcements Chart

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Each and every Sunday I create my News & Announcements Charts for the week (i.e., for Morning Meeting). I just created one that I really like for this-coming Friday. It looks like this:… Continue reading

Persuasive Letter Writing Rubric

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A few folks have left comments asking for resources for teaching persuasive letter writing. I promised to post the rubric I created once it was finished. It’s now complete and can be downloaded… Continue reading

The “Stuff” on the Desks

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I’ve always been prone to putting reminders, poems, and more on my students’ desks through the years. I’ve rarely received a complaint from a student about this, but I’m sure there are some… Continue reading

Writerly Matters

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Kelly at Big A little a has some wonderful blogging about the topic of “writerly matters.” Do check it out if you want to do some more thinking about the ‘basics’ I’ve sometimes… Continue reading