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Work Smarter: Use checklists throughout a unit of study …and beyond

I’ll begin by being honest - I don’t like checklists. It’s a personal thing.  Checklists make me anxious, they fill me with the fear of impending failure. As soon as I’ve taken the time to assemble a checklist, I am filled with a sense of dread. I wonder, how am I ever to accomplish any of… Continue reading Work Smarter: Use checklists throughout a unit of study …and beyond

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Student Self-Assessment: Introducing the Writing Checklist

Ever since I first received my copy of the middle school Units of Study in Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing , this book has been in my book bag and on my desk, read and re-read, marked up and festooned with post it notes for quick reference : Why? Because once our writing year begins… Continue reading Student Self-Assessment: Introducing the Writing Checklist