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In Case You Missed It: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Thank you for joining us for our blog series Looking Back and Moving Forward. I think we all agree on the importance of reflection in the lives of writers. In case you missed any of our posts over the past week, here’s a quick summary.

Beth kicked off the series with powerful ways to teach students to self-reflect, self-assess, and set meaningful goals.

Kathleen followed right along with ideas — from a classroom teacher’s perspective — to maximize writing opportunities during the final jam-packed months of school.

For ideas about how to revitalize writing workshop with joy through independent writing projects, don’t miss Kelsey’s post.

Revision is so important for all writers, and Betsy’s strategies that take students still in the tinkering stage of revision toward fuller integration of large and small revisions to move them into the final months of the year.

Lanny continued the conversation about how we can help students reflect through the lens of the writing process.

I, Melanie, wrote about different ways to celebrate students’ growth and successes within their writing lives.

Feedback is critical, and Deb talked about ways to provide feedback that moves and inspires writers.

Finally, Stacey shared a piece about end-of-the-year letters we can ask students to write to us so as to help us grow as educators.

Thank you to all who left comments during the week.  Thanks to the generosity of Stenhouse Publishers, we are giving away two copies of Day by Day: Refining Writing Workshop Through 180 Days of Reflective Practice by Stacey Shubitz and Ruth Ayres. One copy goes to Kim Burris, who was chosen randomly for leaving a comment on one of our posts. Another copy will be given to a participant in tonight’s Twitter Chat.


We hope you will join us at 8:30 tonight for our #TWTBlog Twitter chat. The questions are below.

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