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AuthorStacey Shubitz

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

Improved Conferences: Reflections and Shifts As We Move Forward

As the 2020-21 school year progressed, some teachers reported improved one-to-one conferences when they were conducted through a screen. As students and teachers became more comfortable sharing their screens and recording videos, virtual conferences felt more natural. There are some aspects of virtual writing conferences that can be carried forward once everyone is back to school in-person 100% of the time and/or the masks get to come off indefinitely.

An Extraordinary Way to Inspire Writing About Ordinary Moments

Whether you’re about to embark on the 9th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge or you’re about to begin a unit on poetry where you want to encourage students to capture the beauty of their ordinary lives in verse, consider using Extraordinary! as a mentor text.

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DAY 3 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL21

It’s the third day of our 31-day writing challenge. Join us by writing your slice of life story, sharing the link to it in the comments section, and giving comments to at least three other Slicers.
Also, if you’re a returning Slicer who has intentionally expanded this community be getting others to join in the Challenge, you are eligible for the Community Expander Prize. More details in the announcements section of this post.