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1. Teaching Writing in Middle School: Notes from the Saturday Reunion #TCRWP

By the time I arrived at Cornelius Minor’s TCRWP workshop, State-of-the-Art Workshop Teaching of Writing in Middle School, harnessing Methods Specifically Described in the New Units of Study, I had been up since… Continue reading

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2. Write, share, give: It’s SOL time!

“Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?” ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and… Continue reading

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3. Write, share, give: It’s SOL time!

“Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?” ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and… Continue reading

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4. Picture books are art forms.

I spent a weekend in the woods learning about picture book art and design at a workshop led by educators from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Highlights Foundation.

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5. Picture books are art forms.

I spent a weekend in the woods learning about picture book art and design at a workshop led by educators from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Highlights Foundation.

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6. What Do You Know About Being a Writer?

Listen to these kindergarten students respond to the question, "What do you know about being a writer?"

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7. What Do You Know About Being a Writer?

Listen to these kindergarten students respond to the question, "What do you know about being a writer?"

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8. Happy National Day on Writing 2014

Happy National Day on Writing!

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9. Happy National Day on Writing 2014

Happy National Day on Writing!

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10. Positive Post-It Day

Inspired by a story about a brave high school student, I left a positive post-it note for each teacher I worked with earlier this week.

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11. Positive Post-It Day

Inspired by a story about a brave high school student, I left a positive post-it note for each teacher I worked with earlier this week.

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12. From Shared to Independent Practice: Drawing Lessons Continued

Last week we looked at a couple of students who were working on the visual plan and the use of drawing lessons. Let's peek in and see how that work is coming along in the shared and independent practice of writing workshop.

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13. From Shared to Independent Practice: Drawing Lessons Continued

Last week we looked at a couple of students who were working on the visual plan and the use of drawing lessons. Let's peek in and see how that work is coming along in the shared and independent practice of writing workshop.

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14. Writing through the visual arts: an “in between” unit of study

We are in that in-between stage right now in writing workshop, having  just completed our Personal Narrative unit, and pausing briefly before we begin our unit on memoir.  These in-between stages are often… Continue reading

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15. Writing through the visual arts: an “in between” unit of study

We are in that in-between stage right now in writing workshop, having  just completed our Personal Narrative unit, and pausing briefly before we begin our unit on memoir.  These in-between stages are often… Continue reading

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16. WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: IT’S SOL TIME

WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC bloggers. “It’s misleading to think… Continue reading

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17. WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: IT’S SOL TIME

WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC bloggers. “It’s misleading to think… Continue reading

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18. 10 Topic Choice Mentor Texts + 10 Book Giveaways

Do you have students who claim they don't know what to write about in their writer's notebooks? Here are 10 new picture books to inspire them to write.

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19. Conversations About Standards-Based Report Cards: Do Your Students Know How They’re Doing?

And with November, comes report cards.

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20. Free Professional Development! Tweet All About It.

I admit, when I first heard about Twitter, I thought the concept was ridiculous. Shooting a message of 140 characters or less into the world? Why? Who would care? Since my initial incredulity,… Continue reading

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21. Written Conversations

Another strategy for writing about reading: Written Conversations

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22. 10 Topic Choice Mentor Texts + 10 Book Giveaways

Do you have students who claim they don't know what to write about in their writer's notebooks? Here are 10 new picture books to inspire them to write.

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23. Written Conversations

Another strategy for writing about reading: Written Conversations

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24. Free Professional Development! Tweet All About It.

I admit, when I first heard about Twitter, I thought the concept was ridiculous. Shooting a message of 140 characters or less into the world? Why? Who would care? Since my initial incredulity,… Continue reading

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25. Conversations About Standards-Based Report Cards: Do Your Students Know How They’re Doing?

And with November, comes report cards.

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