Do you struggle with students working — rather than socializing — during independent writing time? If so, here’s a solution to keep your kids engaged as writers so you can maximize the number of students you meet with during independent writing time.
This past Tuesday I spoke at the 8th Annual Pennsylvania Writing Institute, which is held at Millersville University. Since school begins at the end of August here (in Pennsylvania), I … Continue Reading Are plan boxes worth it?
Chart: Plan Boxes Originally uploaded by teachergal Thursday’s the day I’m going to teach my kids how to create a plan box. I created this chart as a scaffold for … Continue Reading Teaching Kids How to Create Plan Boxes
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 … Continue Reading Sharing Lists of Emotions
I was doing some thinking this morning about the routines I’ll need to rehearse with my students this-coming September. My mind went from general (e.g., walking in the hallways, fire … Continue Reading Routines and Structures: Things to Teach Kids in September So Your Year Is a Breeze!