Category Archive: monitoring student learning

How Do You Pull Away? Let Go of Their Hand

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Letting go can be hard. Here are some thoughts on how to engage and disengage from the writer during the process of building independence.

What Do You Do With a Child Like This?

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Demonstrating that print carries a message is the first and most important step when taking a writer from talking and drawing to writing words.

Tailoring Our Teaching with Conferring: The Basics with the Youngest Writers

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What chair are you sitting in when it comes to conferring? Is it too hard, too soft or just right? Read on to find common questions and tips when sitting beside the youngest writers.

Teacher Prompt and Support Continuum—Talking to Drawing

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Prompting and support can be tricky business. Here are some tips for early writers who have moved from the verbal story and are ready to draw. These suggestions will help you support the right things at the right time in the right way.