Category Archive: back to school

Back to School Week: Conferring

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We received a couple of questions about conferring last week.  They were: Michele wrote: I would like for you to share ideas about conferring. I love my conversations about books with my 4th… Continue reading

Routines I Teach So Things Run Smoothly

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Ruth, and many other TWT Readers, have been back-to-school with the kids for weeks. My students, on the other hand, start classes this Tuesday. I was cleaning out my closet the other day… Continue reading

This Year’s Launching Unit

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Yesterday was our day to work on Writing Workshop at our school’s Summer Institute. My colleagues and I revised our launching unit from last year since it was filled with too many collecting… Continue reading

Practice What You Preach

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My husband (that feels cool to write) took this photo of me on our honeymoon. He captured me writing an entry, on the beach, in my writer’s notebook. I think this picture is… Continue reading

First Day of School Poems

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I’m up super-early today. Not because I live a gagillion miles from school, but because I’m so excited to meet my new class. Hence, in order to curb my nervous energy, I went… Continue reading

CWP Bulletin Board

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Unlike New York City, my school doesn’t require me to put a task card or list the standards for things I place on bulletin boards. Hence, I’m at a loss for what to… Continue reading

Words of Wisdom Bulletin Board

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Words of Wisdom Bulletin Board Originally uploaded by teachergal My friend Carrie, and my in-laws-to-be, came up to Rhode Island to help me set up my classroom this weekend. Carrie helped me put… Continue reading