Every now and then, a professional book comes along that has the potential to really change how I teach. You have a chance to win a copy of Unlocking the Power of Classroom Talk by Shana Frazin and Katy Wischow, and I know you will love this book!
There can be many moving parts in the writing workshop. Partnerships can be a driving force in the growth and goal setting of writers within your classroom. In my experience, there are three areas I work to strengthen within my writers to ensure partnerships foster this growth and development across the year.
Using video and visuals helped this young third-grader lead his class in a lesson on rehearsal and planning.
Elevate the experience of using talk within your workshop with some tools.
Early on, as a writing teacher, I didn’t realize the power that talk plays in the writing workshop. Over the years, I have learned there are many benefits from intentionally making talk a priority.
How do you support students with mid-workshop check-ins?
Silence. It is the other side of talk. It is the back board of listening. When we are silent it opens up our mind to what is going on around … Continue Reading The Art of Listening