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Turn and Talk

One of the greatest benefits I have had in my classroom, that encompasses all things literacy, has been the addition of purposeful talk. When it comes to inviting students to think and learn after a writing strategy or any other reflective work, talking is one of the most important strategies we can use. When students… Continue reading Turn and Talk

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Rituals and Transitions: Reaching Your Writers

When writing workshop rituals become woven into the daily grooves of the writing community, cohesive safe zones develop. The consistency of rituals in a classroom helps students transition within the workshop environment smoothly... Well-established rituals create the space for students to concern themselves less with movement and more with the work of a writing.

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Setting Up Writing Partners for Success

We've all been there. Reading your own writing to somebody else can be scary. Even when I am teaching adults in writing institutes and graduate courses I often have to say, "Please don't cover up your writing and just summarize it; actually read your writing to your partner." Even then, there are always a few participants… Continue reading Setting Up Writing Partners for Success