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Recap of Last Week’s Big Picture Series

Here’s a recap of all of our “Getting Back to Basics” Posts:

SUNDAY: structures & routines
MONDAY: minilessons
TUESDAY: mentor texts
WEDNESDAY: conferring
THURSDAY: sharing
FRIDAY: assessment
SATURDAY: strategy charts

There was a lot of discussion around the conferring post, but we’d love to have your feedback on others as well. Please feel free to go back and leave a comment on one of the posts OR tell us what you think of the week as a whole by leaving a comment on this post. THANKS!

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

2 thoughts on “Recap of Last Week’s Big Picture Series Leave a comment

  1. I really enjoy the BPS. This is my second year to do a true literacy workshop and I love the refocusing that takes place with the BPS. For example, I have recently added Plan Boxes to help my students stay focused. It was great! Right not we are still in the modeling phase (they pretty much copy mine), but I saw majority of students referring to their box. It is also very affirming in the best practices I am trying. I feel as though I have a community to lean on even though I am on my own in my grade level. Thank you for taking the time to help stay focused!

    Lynnelle

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  2. Writer’s Workshop can feel like such a huge topic to tackle. I like the BPS because it gives focus to one area of WW. I think for people who are new to WW it makes it feel manageable. For people who are more experienced, it reminds us to stay focused on the four basic components; mini-lesson, independent writing, conference, and share. You guys are awesome!

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