Like so many routines and procedures, the investment of time to establish successful, productive, independent partnerships is incredibly worthwhile!
You can learn a lot about students when you give them a chance to tell you want they know!
During the last week of school, I met with a group of fourth graders to have an end of the year reflective conversation. We can learn so much about what … Continue Reading Straight From Students: Why Teachers Should Write
Over the summer, a few of us at TWT all received questions about how to manage extra adults in the classroom. Today and tomorrow, Deb and I have begun our … Continue Reading Maximizing the Adult Resources in Our Classrooms
One of the most important questions I always have in the back of my head when I am working with students is how to ensure that the concept I … Continue Reading What Are Their Tools For Independence? Starting With What Matters Most
My last post was about some of the reflections that I want to remember when I teach any genre of writing, but I also wanted to share more of our … Continue Reading Have Charts, Will Travel. Mentor texts? Even better!
Three important reflections inspired by teaching poetry to fifth-grade writers
Ideas and Inspirations for Summer Writing