Monthly Archive: June, 2015

Diving Into Kidblogs

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As the year winds down, I am reflecting on our classroom blogging experience and what I’ve learned.

What Gifted Writers Need

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These young students come to me ready to write. They just need permission.

Third Grade Writing Units of Study – A First Look

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Our guest blogger takes a look at the 3rd grade Units Of Study

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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“Allow beauty to shatter you regularly. The loveliest people are the ones who have been burnt and broken and torn at the seams yet still send their open hearts into the world to mend with love again, and again, and again. You must allow yourself to feel your life while you’re in it.” -Victoria Frederickson

Blogging Adventures

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What challenges do your student bloggers face? How are you supporting their growth as blog writers?

Setting the Stage for Summer: Write from the Start!

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So I stepped back and let the writers get to work. The chatter was about organizing notebooks, planning where they like to write and sharing writing over the summer.

The end of the year writing survey: looking back to plan ahead

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Next week, as we wrap up our writing workshop year and prepare for our final writing celebration, I will have one last task for my kids: the end of the year survey…

Give yourself a pat on the back!

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Take some time to celebrate what your students have accomplished, thanks to your teaching, in writing workshop. Name something — big or small — you’re proud of from this school year.

Saying Thanks

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As the end of the year approaches, some of my colleagues have taken the time to acknowledge my efforts as their literacy coach.  You see, I will not be returning to the school… Continue reading

Patience + Perseverance + Passion = Publication

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Karen Beaumont, who is known for her lively and celebratory picture books, reminds us that with patience, perseverance, and passion, you WILL prevail.

Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge

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Share a story with us today, and every Tuesday.

What Will You Write This Summer?

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Glue your butt to the chair, every day, or at least once a week, and you will not only become a better writer–you’ll become a better teacher of writing.