Category Archive: plan

Inspired to Create a Book List at OceanCliff

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The view of the water from the back of OceanCliff Originally uploaded by teachergal We got all of our writing and reading teaching points solidified for the rest of the school year when… Continue reading

Plan Boxes Defined

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Kelly asked about plan boxes. Since I happen to have one of my student’s old notebooks at my apartment this evening, I photographed six plan boxes to share with you. You can view… Continue reading

Draft Plans for Literary Essays

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My students are going to be drafting while I’m out of the room doing reading assessments this-coming Thursday. Hence, I’m a little bit panicked since I don’t like being out of the room… Continue reading

WN Entry: Snow Day

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Lester L. Laminack wrote a book about it. I had 14 of them my junior year alone. The Governor went on TV last night asking all schools north of Kent County to close…… Continue reading

Pacing

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I received an e-mail from another blogger who teaches middle school who asked about the pacing of the teaching points and units of study. Specifically, she wanted to know, “What if they don’t… Continue reading

Plan Boxes

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I introduced the idea of Plan Boxes (see Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study for grades 3-5 if you want more info on these amazing management tools!) to my class today. While some of… Continue reading