Category Archive: standards

Vintage Ayres {2007}: The Heart of It All

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I’m smiling at the phrase Vintage Ayres. It’s a little bit of a smirk because, really, am I old enough to qualify as vintage? Maybe not. But definitely so in blog years. I… Continue reading

Pathways to the Common Core + a Giveaway

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I’ve been working hard to prepare lectures for my graduate students that address the  Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, with regard to the teaching of writing.  While I have read through the… Continue reading

How do you know?

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Often when I’m working with teachers, I get the question: How do you know? This can be in response to a number of things: minilesson ideas, conference teaching points, share sessions, anchor charts,… Continue reading

Storytelling Helps Kids in Many Ways and Meets the Standards!

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To date, 37 states and the District of Columbia have voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards.  Many teachers of writing are nervous about the adoption of the  Standards since there is a… Continue reading