In case you missed it, a recap of our Work Smarter, Not Harder Blog Series.
Dana’s Tuesday post about commenting on student writing resonated strongly with me. I used to be that teacher who would collect students’ work, take it home, and mark it up with … Continue Reading Work Smarter: Using Qualities of Writing to Streamline Assessment and Plan Instruction
What picture books pack a punch for you in the workshop? Here are seven titles that are sure to give you bang for your buck.
I’ll begin by being honest – I don’t like checklists. It’s a personal thing. Checklists make me anxious, they fill me with the fear of impending failure. As soon as … Continue Reading Work Smarter: Use checklists throughout a unit of study …and beyond
Seven tips to streamline the process of commenting on student writing.
Grace Chough led a session, “Turning Writer’s Notebooks Into Workbenches, and Using Them to Work Deliberately Towards Big Goals,” at the June 2014 TCRWP Writing Institute. She shared lots of … Continue Reading Work Smarter: 5 Tips for Checking Writer’s Notebooks Efficiently
Welcome to our “Work Smarter, Not Harder” Blog Series. Contrary to what your students may think, we know you don’t live at school. If the teaching of writing feels cumbersome … Continue Reading Preview: Work Smarter, Not Harder Blog Series