Category Archive: dialgoue

All Aboard! Virtual Field Trips and Writing Experiences

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In these days where we are home so much, take your class on a virtual field trip or two and allow them choices of what they will write about! This post includes 6 trips all ready to go with writing menus for each trip. Many thanks to Clare Landrigan and Pernille Ripp who both inspired what I am sharing here with you today.

Classroom SOLSC: Blogging Strong in Week 2

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We are heading into our second week of blogging in the Classroom SOLSC during extraordinary times. Please let us know in the comments how we can best support you and your students at this time.

Where’s The Dialogue: Part Two

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A few comments last week got me thinking. Hopefully, you will find this resource useful and purposeful within your workshop.

Dialogue in First Grade

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See how these first graders added dialogue to their narrative writing.

I’ve been studying sentence structure…

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I was watching or listening or reading something this week — I don’t remember what — but the message was: You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. True. (And probably… Continue reading

Punctuating Dialogue

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Have you ever noticed how challenging it is for kids to punctuate dialogue correctly?  (Let’s be honest… there are many adults who have this problem too!)  I’m not in favor of utilizing grammar… Continue reading

Making Characters Talk

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Dialogue. It’s something we wish students would use purposefully inside of a piece of writing. Too often, when our students do write with dialogue, it sounds like this: “Hi,” I said. “Hi,” my… Continue reading