Author Archive

A Writing Routine with Primary Writers

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What is your writing routine? Find some advice and tools to assist you in developing a routine that works for you and your students.

A Thankful Day

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Thinking about writing a poem? A poem full of Thanksgiving is a great place to start.

Sneak Attack!

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A project inspired by radio but inspiring to the heart.

What Do You Do With a Child Like This?

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Demonstrating that print carries a message is the first and most important step when taking a writer from talking and drawing to writing words.

Tailoring Our Teaching with Conferring: The Basics with the Youngest Writers

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What chair are you sitting in when it comes to conferring? Is it too hard, too soft or just right? Read on to find common questions and tips when sitting beside the youngest writers.

Teacher Prompt and Support Continuum—Talking to Drawing

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Prompting and support can be tricky business. Here are some tips for early writers who have moved from the verbal story and are ready to draw. These suggestions will help you support the right things at the right time in the right way.

It Starts With a Conversation

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A peek inside a preschool writer and picnic style workshop.

A Tiny Invitation

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Tiny hands are limitless story tellers.

Introduction: Betsy Hubbard

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My challenge is to grow children who not only love to write but write even when they don’t have to.