Category Archive: Sharpen Your Routines Blog Series

RECAP: Sharpen Your Workshop Routines Blog Series

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ICYMI: A look back at our blog series about sharpening workshop routines.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Conferring Best Practices

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When we watch experts confer with student writers, we are often stunned at the way in which they seem to pull teaching points out of thin air. Not all of us confer so effortlessly. Preparation, organization, and data collection will each go a long way toward ensuring your conferring is stronger than ever this year.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Writing Centers to Organize All Your Materials

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Every year, around this time, I start having dreams about setting up my classroom. In the classroom of my dreams, I’m moving around small circular tables, unfurling a brand new rug for the… Continue reading

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: The Importance of Talk Within the Workshop Process

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Writing is hard. Letting our ideas float in the space around us makes the words come to the page more easily.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: 5 Secrets to Great Meeting Areas

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Are you looking to make the most out of your classroom’s meeting area? Find out how to create and maintain a meeting area that will function as the focal point of your writing workshop.