I recently had the good fortune of watching the wonderful Natalie Louis deliver a word study lesson at a school in Harlem. It was so cool. For a mostly upper … Continue Reading What I’ve Learned about Word Study
The word essay comes from the latin exigere, meaning “to ascertain,” or “to weigh.” It was used in the late 15th century as a verb, meaning “to test the quality of.” Writing … Continue Reading Stronger Essay Writing: Differentiating Between Reasons and Evidence
Will you be teaching your students to write about history soon? Read this first!
Read on for a snippet of a writing conference using Google Translate with an upper elementary student who is learning English.
Check out these quick, easy grammar lessons that will clean up and power up your students’ writing.
Research-based writing need not be collections of facts. Teach your students to interpret as they research and to use their ideas to expand their writing.
A possible plan for a unit on persuasive writing independent projects
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Wow! It’s Day 29 Classroom Slicers!
Today, Anna wraps up our March blog series on professional development and offers tips for getting the most out of any PD, anytime, anywhere, on any topic.
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Quality Reading Instruction Leads to Better Writing: A Review of Jennifer Serravallo’s Independent Reading Assessment
When I tested Jennifer Serravallo’s Independent Reading Assessment (Scholastic), I was an immediate believer. Finally, here is a reading assessment that gives rich, clear information about upper grade readers, using … Continue Reading Quality Reading Instruction Leads to Better Writing: A Review of Jennifer Serravallo’s Independent Reading Assessment
Using Qualities of Information Writing to Guide Students to Set Goals: Diving Into Information Writing Blog Series
It’s important to help students to set a vision for the work ahead at the start of an information writing unit (or any writing unit, for that matter). This post shows how.
We are thrilled to launch our latest blog series, Diving Into Information Writing. Click on for a preview of the week to come on Two Writing Teachers.
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