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Journal Writing Strategies While Living Through a Pandemic

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“Writing about distressing events and how we feel about them is the only kind of writing that clinically has been associated with improved health,” Louise DeSalvo

Teaching Writing: A Review and Book Giveaway

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“The most important belief is that kids need the opportunity to grow up as writers, writing a lot, just as they talk and read and do math a lot,” (Calkins, ’20).

How to Know When to Move Forward with Language Learners

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I recently was working with a kindergarten teacher who was teaching a group of six kindergarten students, all identified as novice English Language Learners.  My experience observing and working with this group reinforced… Continue reading

English Language Development Frames

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When my sister and I were kids, we played Super Mario Brothers on Nintendo. I witnessed her saving the princess at least three times during our summer video game marathons. I watched as… Continue reading