Category Archive: small group

Not All Writers Are the Same! Ideas for Differentiating in the Writing Workshop (Part 2)

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The fact is, just like athletes that show up to the first day of practice, writers bring different skill sets.  Some arrive to middle school not knowing where to put a period, while others already know how paint vivid pictures with words that knock our socks off.  How do we plan for such a wide variety of writers?

Small Groups: Writing Workshop Fundamentals

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Our blog series on writing workshop fundamentals continues through the weekend. Take a look at how you can benefit from incorporating small groups into your daily writing workshop routine.

A Peek Into My Evolving Chartbook

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Over the years, my chartbook has evolved. Here are some of the latest pages.

Reminders About Small Group Instruction

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Whenever I pull a small group for a lesson, there are some important guidelines I try to remember and follow.

Ideas for planning Small Group Instruction

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Small group instruction is a powerful way to reach and teach more students in your classroom!

Instant Minilesson Follow-Up

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A strong active engagement, and a routine for informally assessing student work during the minilesson can give you the tools you need to be sure that no student leaves the meeting area completely confused.