Last week Tara, Betsy, Dana, Anna, Stacey and I wrote about the importance of having writing goals for your students: how to set them, how to keep track of them, how to make them visible, and how to make them a part of your daily classroom life. In cased you missed it, here's a round up of our posts.
Category: Aim Higher Blog Series
Aim Higher: Conferring and Student Goals
So, you've studied your students' writing, analyzing their work for strengths and next steps. Maybe you took home a giant stack of writers notebooks, or a huge pile of on-demand writing assessments, or maybe you've just finished reading their published pieces. Now what?
Aim Higher: The Rest of the Story
Earlier in the week Anna talked about making goals visible. This is so true. When we make goals visible for students they are able to go back to that visual multiple times and the goal or objective we are aiming for becomes more attainable. With young writers, goals always have to be visible. Young students… Continue reading Aim Higher: The Rest of the Story
Aim Higher: Some Tools For Mid Year Assessments
At the end of this week, the second marking period will officially come to an end for many of us, and so will the first half of our school year. This is the perfect time to pause, take a look back at the work that our students have accomplished from September to now, and look… Continue reading Aim Higher: Some Tools For Mid Year Assessments
Aim Higher: Know Students as Writers
Four ways to help you discover what makes your students tick as writers.
Aim Higher: Setting Goals for Editing
See how my students set personal editing goals.
Preview: Aim Higher Blog Series
A preview of our new blog series
The six of us will be celebrating holidays, recharging our batteries, and coming up with more posts to share with this incredible community of teachers and writers for the next two weeks. In the meantime, we have lots to keep you going over winter break.