Monthly Archive: October, 2016

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Time to write, share and give!

Sketchnoting: My First Attempt

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Increase engagement and memory by learning how to Sketchnote

Students and Goal Setting: My Choice, My Growth, My Responsibility

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Asking my students to set their own goals creates one more opportunity for each of them to be in charge of their learning and reflect on their growth as a writer.

How to Use the Word Wall: From a Student Point-of-View

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A short and sweet reminder, from a student point-of-view.

Tools to have on hand for Small Group Instruction

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In a recent post about small group instruction, I wrote about ways to group students who need instruction on a similar strategy. Sometimes, we form small groups ahead of time through careful planning. However,… Continue reading

A Step Back, A Leap Forward

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Sometimes the most effective way to help writers leap ahead, is to slow things down and take a step back.

Q and A with Author Cindy Jenson-Elliot and a Giveaway!

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Author Cindy Jenson-Elliot answer questions about her newest book, Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, A Life in Nature. Comment for a chance to win a copy of this beautiful book that is destined to be one of your mentor texts!

It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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  Happy October! WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOL bloggers.

Helping Parents See Progress Through the Process

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As learners ourselves, we know students need a supportive culture where taking risks, asking questions, and understanding the value of the process is omnipresent.

Writing A Teaching Point

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A formula for writing clear teaching points

Making Connections with Poetry

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I am on a technology roll lately! First Evernote and now Padlet. Check out the start of a new tool to inspire my students.