Monthly Archive: September, 2014

SOL Tuesday

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We’re still selling Slice of Life t-shirts ($20) on Ink to the People. All of the proceeds from the shirt will benefit the Pajama Program.

So, what does it take to be a great writing teacher? Students’ point of view.

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For the past many years, writing workshop in our middle school ended in sixth grade.  They would, of course, continue to write in seventh grade, but that every other day of writing workshop… Continue reading

5 Ideas to Create a Classroom of Writers

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How do you help your students establish their identity as writers?

More Ways to Write About Reading

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I remember now why it is important to keep a reader’s notebook.

Information Writing: Upping the Ante on Text Features

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It’s likely that in many writing workshop classrooms, the year is launching with narrative writing. Coming just around the bend, perhaps very soon for teachers who began the school year in early August, is expository… Continue reading

Okay, But What Would You Do?

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This week has been full of writing workshop conundrums and dilemmas!

Chalk-A-Bration: Poetry and Chalk Celebration

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Celebrate Chalketry on the last day of each month!

Would You Like a Slice of Life T-Shirt?

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Do good while professing your love of Slice of Life Story writing. All proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt will benefit the Pajama Program.

Setting up the reading journal for a year of writing about reading

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Ever since I began teaching, my students’ reading journals have been as much “the gateway to all the work we will be doing from September to June” (to borrow a phrase from a… Continue reading