Category Archive: writing workshop

the big picture.

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The first day of school is tomorrow and I can hardly wait. Bags are loaded, clothes are pressed, lunch is packed and since this is my 9th first day of school (as a… Continue reading

Units of Study

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I noticed that 30% of the people (i.e., 27/89) who’ve taken our poll, thus-far, have said they’d like us to post more about units of study. However, since only a few people have… Continue reading

Literacy Bags

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Trying to find a convenient way to keep your students’ Reading and Writing Workshop Materials together? Don’t want to buy something for them to use at-home and in-school? If you answered “yes” to… Continue reading

This Year’s Launching Unit

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Yesterday was our day to work on Writing Workshop at our school’s Summer Institute. My colleagues and I revised our launching unit from last year since it was filled with too many collecting… Continue reading

Keeping Records

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Strategy Lesson Record Sheet Originally uploaded by teachergal It’s always been tedious recording the teaching point from strategy lessons on three – five kids’ conference record sheets every time I conduct a strategy… Continue reading

They’re Going to Have Gifts To Open…

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These are the Moleskine Notebooks that I’m giving my students during the first week of school to use for on-the-go writing, Slice of Life Stories, ephemera, and much more. IDEA NOTEBOOK INTERIOR DECORATION… Continue reading

Just a few days left to take this poll!

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51 people have voted as of 9:30 p.m. today, 8/12. However, this poll is open through August 20th, 2008. We’d love to have your input! NOTE: If you’d like to explain your vote… Continue reading

Time for Memories

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Link your memoir-like post to this one by leaving your link with Mr. Linky. Feel free to leave a comment too.

A Loss in the Writing Community

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David Price, a fifth grade teacher with a passion for the teaching of writing, passed away this past week. I heard the news via an e-mail from the TCRWP. I was shocked since… Continue reading

The Gift of Sharing.

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May I just say what a gift it is when we share our writing with others? Today in the BWWT, we opened up an “Author’s Chair.” The readings were amazing. Some gave me… Continue reading

Please weigh-in!

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This poll will be open through August 20th, 2008. If you’d like to explain your vote in greater detail, then please leave a comment. THANKS!

Looking for Something?

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If you’re looking for information about a specific topic or a post you’ve seen in the past, you may want to use the search box in the top right corner, just under our… Continue reading

Beginning Writing Workshop Training: Day Two.

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I’ve posted two more slide presentations from the workshop today over on our Presentations Page. Below are links: Establishing a Community Getting Started with Focus Lessons I’m not sure how useful these will… Continue reading

Ruth said this… and I like it!

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Want your W.W. to run (nearly) seamlessly? If so, consider putting some or all of these structures in-place.

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Yesterday’s post about structures and routines scratched the surface. THIS post gets nitty-gritty with the structures I try to put in-place, with regard to Writing Workshop, every September. Transitions to and from the… Continue reading

Stacey’s SOLS: Color Palettes

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I walked into the paint store this morning to help a friend pick the perfect wall colors for her kitchen and family room. I walked out with lots and lots of paint chips…… Continue reading

What’s a “Conferring Scarf?”

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I wrote a post about structures and routines to teach kids in September within the context of Writing Workshop yesterday morning. There have been a few questions about “The Conferring Scarf.” Therefore, I… Continue reading

Recommended Professional Resources.

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Here are my recommendations for those new to Writing Workshop and wanting to jump in with both feet. Each of the books are recommended due to their easy organization and the impact they… Continue reading

Teacher Testimony: Christi Overman.

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Today, Christi Overman spoke to the teachers in the Beginning Writing Workshop Training. A year ago, Christi occupied a seat in the workshop. At the time she thought she would be teaching kindergarten… Continue reading

Beginning Training: Day One.

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Just a little FYI, to let you know that I posted a couple of the slide presentations from day one of the Beginning Writing Workshop Training. Here’s the link to the Presentations Page… Continue reading