Sometimes my background as a science major leaks out. Today, allow me to share my “litmus test” for minilessons: Is this lesson relevant for students to use again and again and … Continue Reading a litmus test.
After all of the writer’s notebook work and the storyboard work and the oral storytelling, it sometimes seems as though students don’t realize how they then need to craft their … Continue Reading Take off the Top of Your Head!
In Keith Bollman’s fifth grade class, students are beginning to consider moving into drafts. They’ve envisioned their writing and are moving out of the rehearsal stage and into drafting. Today … Continue Reading Moving from Storyboards to Drafts.