Regular readers of this blog have probably noticed my absence this last week. I was feeling, for lack of a better word, lousy. I came back from last weekend’s TCRWP Saturday Reunion raring to go, but got stopped by forces beyond my control. I don’t like feeling under the weather (who does?), especially when there are so many good ideas rolling around in my head. Alas, I was slowed down. I missed 3.5 days of school. I slowly feel myself coming back, but it’s taking time.
Last Saturday, before I felt lousy, I promised to type-up my notes and share them in this venue. I got to part of Katherine Bomer’s Session, but couldn’t go any further. So, now that I’m slowly crawling back to the land of the living, I decided to scan my notes from Beth Moore’s fantastic session “Literacy and Social Studies Go Hand-in-Hand: Teach Young Children to Think, Talk, and Write Like Historians” since I’m not up to typing them up quite yet. I took The Reading Zone‘s lead and tried out a new technology, Issuu, for sharing documents. Please let me know what you think after you read through my notes by clicking here.
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).