Welcome to the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Read this post for the story of one classroom’s creative celebration of word wall words.
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Teaching kids how to teach a minilesson might be easier than you think.
How do you handle these moments? What does a conference look like when you’re thinking, “Oh my goodness. Should I even be letting them write about this in school?!”
Someone once told me (or maybe I read it somewhere) that the best stories are like pearls on a string. Each moment or scene in the story is polished, lovely to read. But… Continue reading
Some sit at a keyboard and the words just pour out. Others use a pen and paper, working slowly and deliberately. I know one writer who prefers a typewriter to a laptop.
And then there are the storytellers.
Hey, pssst… Yeah, you. Have you noticed that it’s already the middle of April? It’s spring. There are only a matter of weeks left in the school year (not that anyone’s counting). And… Continue reading
Many kids go through a perfectionist stage. They will sometimes freeze up, choose not to write, or select different, easier words to spell. Here’s what you can do.
Day 7 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!
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Day 2 of the Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge!
Welcome to the the sixth annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge for students!
There are a hundred ways precious minutes can be wasted during those pesky transitions, and a hundred ways a rough transition can make for an uphill battle for the rest of writing workshop. Here are three tricks that you might try.
Tips for moving to the next level of unit planning.