Daily Archive: August 4, 2008

Recommended Professional Resources.

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Here are my recommendations for those new to Writing Workshop and wanting to jump in with both feet. Each of the books are recommended due to their easy organization and the impact they… Continue reading

Teacher Testimony: Christi Overman.

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Today, Christi Overman spoke to the teachers in the Beginning Writing Workshop Training. A year ago, Christi occupied a seat in the workshop. At the time she thought she would be teaching kindergarten… Continue reading

Stacey’s M.M. Post: Growing Up… Literally

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(I’m using Ruth’s “I Remember” Memoir Post from last week to help me set up my post today. I figured this would be a nice way to show how other teachers’ writing can… Continue reading

Collecting Ephemera.

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Today I asked a classroom of students to bring in artifacts from their lives.  I asked the classroom full of teachers to do the same.  I’m going to hunt for a few items… Continue reading

Beginning Training: Day One.

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Just a little FYI, to let you know that I posted a couple of the slide presentations from day one of the Beginning Writing Workshop Training. Here’s the link to the Presentations Page… Continue reading

Routines and Structures: Things to Teach Kids in September So Your Year Is a Breeze!

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I was doing some thinking this morning about the routines I’ll need to rehearse with my students this-coming September. My mind went from general (e.g., walking in the hallways, fire drills) to the… Continue reading

It’s “Memoir Mondays” Time!

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It’s Monday, so therefore it’s time for MEMOIR MONDAYS! Need inspiration? Just click here! NOTE: We’ve been having trouble with Mr. Linky, so if you’d like others to read your post, then please… Continue reading

Those Shoes: The Mentor Text Teaching Document

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I worked on the Reading-Writing Connections Document for Those Shoes until 12:30 a.m. Here are two examples of the way I set it up: Craft Move Page Number(s) Why the Author Might Be… Continue reading