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CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS- DAY 29 OF 31

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It’s Day 29 for the Classroom SOLSC for Students!

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 28 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 28 of the Classroom SOLSC for Students!

Growth Mindset in Writing Workshop + Giveaway

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How do we teach a growth mindset, along with all the other aspects of writing that require explicit instruction? Read on to find out more and for the chance to win an autographed copy of Growing a Growth Mindset: Unlocking Character Strengths through Children’s Literature by Dr. Kevin Sheehan and Jessica Ryan.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 27 OF 31

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It’s Day 27 in the Classroom SOLSC for Students! Are you ready to #CelebrateMonday?

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 26 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 26 of the Classroom SOLSC for Students! It’s our final Sunday of the challenge.

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 25 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 25 of the Classroom SOLSC! It’s the last weekend of the blogging challenge…are your students still writing?

CLASSROOM SOLSC FOR STUDENTS: DAY 24 OF 31

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Welcome to Day 24 of the Classroom SOLSC! Happy Friday!

Pausing to Reflect: Personal Essays

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My third graders are wrapping up their unit on personal essay. While some have grasped the structure and have articulated reasons and examples to support their argument, others have struggled to understand the concept of an essay. I want to take some time to think about what went right when teaching this unit and where the breakdowns occurred.

Carving Out Time: Authentic Purposes for Writing

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I believe in writing. I believe that the more you write, the more you discover your own thoughts and ideas. Your voice grows stronger. You become more fluent. Writing becomes a part of who you are, how you see the world, how you process your thoughts, how you communicate effectively with others. It is not enough for students to just write during writing workshop. Writing needs to be woven into the fabric of the day, across subject areas, in ways that are meaningful and authentic for students.

Rolling Out the Welcome Wagon!

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Will you be willing to roll out the Welcome Wagon for our new Slicers this March?

Kathleen’s OLW for 2017

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One Little Words (OLWs) sometimes find you, as if it were meant to be…

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

Holiday Blogging Break

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December is a month of celebrations and a chance for the co-authors to take a brief blogging break as we turn our focus to our families during the rest of December. The rest and reflection always helps us start the new year with a renewed sense of passion and purpose.

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

Incorporating Play-Based Learning in Writing Workshop at any Age- Part of #TWTblog Throwback Week

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I am honored to share Beth’s post today on Incorporating Play-Based Learning in Writing Workshop. We need to bring the joy back to our teaching, and Beth’s post is a roadmap to get started.

It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

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It’s Tuesday! Write a post.

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A Class Hub To The Rescue!

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A class hub can make all the difference for digital writing and learning!

One Little Word Check-In

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Checking in on my 2016 One Little Word…

The Freedom To Create

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More and more, I’ve been recognizing the need to give students some freedom in their writing lives. Can independent writing time be the answer?