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Paper Choices for Opinion and Argument Writing: Reaching Your Writers

Providing options for paper allows all your students to do the same type of writing (opinion, persuasive, or argument) in many different ways. Differentiating the materials makes it possible for all your students to do the work--without having to resort to a formula or fill-in-the-blank worksheet.

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Intentional Practice In Our Writing Classrooms

Intentional practice leads to better performance. Writing instruction follows a similar pattern, and by about six weeks into the year, teachers know their students. Just like soccer coaches, teachers can start to develop some responsive instruction, both from the figurative sidelines, as well as through direct instruction.

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Paper Choices: What’s up with that?

I'll be honest, the best thing about the start of the new school year is the school supplies. There's nothing like the combo-smell of  new backpack, pencils, erasers, and paper. Ah. I think it's safe to say that many avid writers have a strong affinity for school supplies (or office supplies if you prefer). Pens,… Continue reading Paper Choices: What’s up with that?