Tag Archive: Leah Mermelstein

ALL students have something to teach their classmates about writing.

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There are lots of things to keep top-of-mind when you’re leading a writing workshop.  Are all students engaged?  Are they crafting pieces that hold meaning and value to them?  Are kids constantly adding… Continue reading

Back to Basics: Sharing (Part of TWT’s Big Picture Series)

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Katherine Bomer said, “Writing celebration is the most important part of the writing process” (TCRWP Key Note Address, 7/8/08). Bomer suggests that this is because every writer writes for the purpose of having… Continue reading

Sharing Lists of Emotions

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I did the strong emotions lesson (using Skittles) on Friday. My demonstration was way longer than it was supposed to be (on paper), but I felt that I needed to be exceedingly explicit… Continue reading

Progress or Process Share???

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Tomorrow is the first “real” day of Writing Workshop in my classroom. My students will be mapping their hearts. Hence, I decided that I will also conduct our first, of many, structured shared… Continue reading

Remember to Celebrate!

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Publishing Party – October 2004, originally uploaded by teachergal. Katherine Bomer spoke about the celebrating the work our young writers do when she delivered the Keynote Address at the TCRWP July Writing Institute.… Continue reading

Sharing in Writing Workshop

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I just received a mailing from my school over the weekend with our summer professional reading. There’s an excerpt from The Art of Teaching Reading, as well as a copy of Leah Mermelstein‘s… Continue reading