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Sharing strategies to prepare for revision later can set up students for success.
Today’s guest blog post comes from Library Media Specialist, Shannon Betts.
Helping students take back their writing time when they are a slow starter.
Take the first step together; write, read, and comment on blogs as a class. These first steps will help your students learn the feel and expectations of a blogging community.
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All writers learn from studying each other’s writing.
You are probably familiar with the writing move SHOW, DON’T TELL. However, do you recognize its potential as a teaching move? Enjoy the start of two journeys with two students who are seeing their potential unfold.
Walking ourselves through and rehearsing what we will model for young writers so as to create the desired effect(s) can be extremely helpful. Whatever curriculum we are using, it’s just so important to walk through the big steps of our teaching ahead of time so that we plan for maximum learning impact. But what type of “effects” might be desired?
Punctuation is a pesky problem. Third grade students often forget their punctuation, writing an entire story without a single period in sight. As I launched writing workshop this year, I’ve been looking for ways to show my students that punctuation can add voice and meaning to their piece of writing.
WRITE. SHARE. GIVE If you are a slicer who is attending NCTE in St. Louis and you’re interested in joining Stacey and Deb for dinner on 11/18 at 7 pm, please email Stacey at stacey[at]staceyshubitz[dot]com.… Continue reading