Category Archive: writing center

Back to Basics: Writing Centers

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As you head into this week, remember to keep your head up and check on the basics. In this post I share five things you might look for and notice about writing centers.

Sharpen Your Workshop Routines: Writing Centers to Organize All Your Materials

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Every year, around this time, I start having dreams about setting up my classroom. In the classroom of my dreams, I’m moving around small circular tables, unfurling a brand new rug for the… Continue reading

Facebook Event – Day 3

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Our Stenhouse Facebook Event continues today.  Today’s downloadable, printable writing tip is entitled “Classroom Writing Center.”  This tip will help you create or renovate a space where students can access materials during writing… Continue reading

Haiku Writing Station

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Earlier this month I shared an idea about a writing station (aka: center) for older students.  Another product from Chronicle Books has crossed my desk and has piqued my interest as something that… Continue reading

(Writing) Center Time for Older Students

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Whenever I used to hear the words “Center Time” I immediately thought about early childhood classrooms.  However, that notion changed in 2008 when I created a Poetry Station for my fourth graders.  The… Continue reading

Writing Center

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My Students’ New Writing Center Originally uploaded by teachergal Last year my students’ writing center was a pretty tall bookcase. The wooden structure, pictured, housed the math center. However, as the amount of… Continue reading

Writing Center

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My Classroom’s Writing Center Originally uploaded by teachergal In the six-plus hours that I spent in my classroom today, I spent at least an hour tweaking the way the Writing Center looked. I… Continue reading