Interactive Writing? Yeah, I wasn’t a believer. I will admit this openly; I had kind of fought against it and did not see it working in my classroom until many … Continue Reading Interactive Writing: Don’t Close the Door
Sometimes you just have to start over.
Writing is hard. Letting our ideas float in the space around us makes the words come to the page more easily.
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On Wednesday my students, for two years, will be getting on their bus and riding home after our final day together. It will be bittersweet as I give them … Continue Reading ALL WRITE!!! Daring Greatly
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I had heard of Prezi. I thought about Prezi. I used Powerpoint anyway. I am preparing a presentation for July and had it practically done in Powerpoint. I was happy … Continue Reading Have You Used Prezi?
NO! Don’t let it end!
How do you develop a good ending to a story? Use text and student examples.
We will be starting a unit on informational writing to wrap up the school year. I wanted to demonstrate a different way of finding a topic, a narrow topic. I … Continue Reading How Do First Graders Choose Narrow Topics?
Letting go can be hard. Here are some thoughts on how to engage and disengage from the writer during the process of building independence.
How do you make words come alive? In third grade we talked about description and details making our words visible to the reader.
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
― Louis L’Amour
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