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Point-Less by Sarah M. Zerwin: A Review and Giveaway

Sarah Zerwin is workshop to her core, and she has found ways to ensure that her assessment practices are not sending conflicting messages to kids. Point-Less will challenge readers to reflect and inspire them to advocate for change.

early childhood · monitoring student learning · writing workshop

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

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.

early childhood · monitoring student learning · writing workshop

Teacher Prompt and Support Continuum—Talking to Drawing

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.