I had, what felt like every kid in my class, so many students who wanted to share after yesterday’s Writing Workshop, which was comprised of four strategy lessons. I was … Continue Reading Enthusiasm
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I’m giving my students the choice to sign-up for one of four strategy lessons after the minilesson is over tomorrow morning in Writing Workshop. You’ll find a Scribd Document below … Continue Reading Strategy Lessons for Writer’s Block
NOTE: We would really appreciate any feedback on the last Big Pictures Series. Please leave a comment or email us. Does anyone else feel as though there wasn’t a holiday … Continue Reading Big Picture Series: It’s a Wrap . . . Or Is It?
My student teacher starts with my class tomorrow. Therefore, in order to facilitate a smooth transition (and the earliest possible start-date for her to begin teaching lots of lessons) with … Continue Reading Getting Ready for My Student Teacher’s First Day
Ruth’s going to close-up TBPS tomorrow. In the meantime, if you’ve read one or all of our posts, but haven’t commented, we hope you’ll do so! We’d really like your … Continue Reading The Big Picture: The Next-to-the-Last Post
It’s that time again… This-coming week is Mid-Year Self-Evaluation Time in my class’s Writing Workshop. I’ve revamped the Mid-Year Self-Evaluation to reflect the questions from not only Buckner’s Book (as … Continue Reading Mid-Year Self-Evaluation: Want a Copy?
“Most people search high and wide for the key to success. If they only knew, the key to their dreams lies within.” –George Washington Carver Thoughts: I don’t think I … Continue Reading The Big Picture Series: Celebratation
“Write what makes you happy.” — O. Henry What wise words from O. Henry! So often we try to inspire our students to write by giving them topics we think … Continue Reading The Big Picture Series: Freedom in Topic Choice
What children take home in their heads and hearts is much more important than what they take home in their hands. – Bev Bos Sometimes we get caught up in … Continue Reading The Big Picture Series: Care Enough.
For those of you who are interested in learning more about guided writing, check out Sharan A. Gibson’s Article, “An Effective Framework for Primary-Grade Guided Writing Instruction” in the December … Continue Reading Guided Writing Article in The Reading Teacher
I shared an excerpt from the Jacqueline Woodson Section of Speaking of Journals by Paula W. Graham with my students today. Afterwards, we all wrote down some ways in which … Continue Reading Ways I Use My Writer’s Notebook
We had recess yesterday, which I supervise on Mondays only. There were kids clustered around the classroom playing games, doing art projects, and working on Mad Libs. One of my … Continue Reading Kids As Authors
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“If you are not a writer, you will not understand the difficulties of writing. If you are not a writer, you will not know the fears and hopes of the … Continue Reading The Big Picture Series: Teacher as Writer