Tag Archive: nonfiction writing

Putting the Exploratory Notebook into practice…with thanks to Ralph Fletcher

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Putting the Exploratory Notebook into practice…

Putting Into Practice What I Learned about Authentic Information Writing From Ralph Fletcher

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The Monday morning after Ralph Fletcher’s presentation on Authentic Information Writing at Vassar College, I gathered my sixth graders at our reading area and shared what I had heard and learned….

Learning From Ralph Fletcher: Teaching Authentic Information Writing

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Two weekends ago, thanks to Bonnie Kaplan and the Hudson Valley Writing Project, I had the great pleasure of attending Ralph Fletcher’s presentation: “Making Nonfiction from Scratch: How Can We Give Students the Time, the Tools, and the Vision They Need in Order to Create Authentic Information Writing?” I knew it would be a great morning of learning …

Laying a strong foundation for writing nonfiction through mentor texts

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We are moving from our researching phase  into our first draft phase in writing workshop – and my sixth graders are beginning to experience the inevitable struggle of transforming their notes  into interesting,… Continue reading