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Strategy Lesson and Conferring Coffee Table Area

Small Group Work Space or Coffee Clutch? Originally uploaded by teachergal When I moved from New York City to Rhode Island I brought some furniture with me that I knew I'd no longer use in my apartment. However, I thought it might be nice to put these items in my new classroom, which is exactly… Continue reading Strategy Lesson and Conferring Coffee Table Area

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Keeping Track of Writing Conferences

I often feel like I'm conferring with the same kids over and over again in Writing Workshop. Hence, I've created a new tool, a KID TRACKER, to help me keep track of who I meet with in strategy lessons and for conferences. At the end of Writing Workshop, I intend on shifting the clothespins of… Continue reading Keeping Track of Writing Conferences

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One notebook or many?

Last week I blogged about a Recipe for Conferring Success. I've done some more thinking about it in recent days and am left pondering the following questions for myself as a teacher of writing: 1. One notebook or many? a. How many notebooks should teachers of writing keep to use in conferences and strategy lessons… Continue reading One notebook or many?