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Teaching Kids. Catching Minds. 872 Miles Apart.

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1. Reminders About Small Group Instruction

Whenever I pull a small group for a lesson, there are some important guidelines I try to remember and follow.

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2. Snapshots From the NYSEC Conference

My time at the New York State English Council (NYSEC) Conference through snapshots!

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3. My Ah-ha Writing Class

I’ve made my share of confessions here on this blog. I wrote about my struggle to keep a notebook here and here. There’s more. Now that school is in full swing, making time… Continue reading

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4. A Weeks Reflections and Student Work

Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Last week I promised to share student work and my reflections after a week of Getting Kids Excited About Writing. As I listened to teachers, talk about… Continue reading

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5. Thinking About My Writer’s Notebook in a Digital Age

Without a notebook, my great ideas are going unrecorded and, ultimately, forgotten.

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6. Intentional Talk with Writing Partners

Elevate the experience of using talk within your workshop with some tools.

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7. It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

It's Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

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8. Heart Maps: A Review and a Giveaway

"My hope is that as you explore heart mapping with your writers, you will fall in love with the stories and poems, truths and courage that will unfold--both theirs and your own." Georgia Heard in her newest book, Heart Maps.

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9. A Writing Conference with an English Language Learner Using Google Translate

Read on for a snippet of a writing conference using Google Translate with an upper elementary student who is learning English.

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10. Authentic Audiences for Students

Contests and publication opportunities for young writers have potential to motivate and inspire.

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11. And Just Like That, They Wrote

Last week, I wrote about the step back our kindergarten teachers took as they launched writing workshop this year. And I admitted to you that the children were not writing, they were drawing… Continue reading

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12. Are You Ready For The National Day on Writing 2016?

Next Thursday, October 20th, is the National Day on Writing! Are you ready? Read on for some ideas on how to mark this day with your writers.

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13. Getting Writers Excited to Write!

So how do we help these young storytellers bring their stories to paper? How do we show them these are the stories writers write? I think we begin by getting our kids excited, really excited, like "I can do this, let me write NOW! Excited.

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14. It’s Tuesday! Write. Give. Share.

It's Tuesday! Time to write, share and give!

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15. Sketchnoting: My First Attempt

Increase engagement and memory by learning how to Sketchnote

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16. Students and Goal Setting: My Choice, My Growth, My Responsibility

Asking my students to set their own goals creates one more opportunity for each of them to be in charge of their learning and reflect on their growth as a writer.

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17. How to Use the Word Wall: From a Student Point-of-View

A short and sweet reminder, from a student point-of-view.

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18. Tools to have on hand for Small Group Instruction

In a recent post about small group instruction, I wrote about ways to group students who need instruction on a similar strategy. Sometimes, we form small groups ahead of time through careful planning. However,… Continue reading

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19. Literacy Coaches: The Art of Voicing-Over

Are you an instructional coach? As part of your work, do you demonstrate minilessons, conferring, or small group work in classrooms? If yes, then this post is for YOU!

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20. Making Connections with Poetry

I am on a technology roll lately! First Evernote and now Padlet. Check out the start of a new tool to inspire my students.

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21. Writing A Teaching Point

A formula for writing clear teaching points

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22. Helping Parents See Progress Through the Process

As learners ourselves, we know students need a supportive culture where taking risks, asking questions, and understanding the value of the process is omnipresent.

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23. It’s Tuesday! Write. Share. Give.

  Happy October! 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 SOL bloggers.

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24. Q and A with Author Cindy Jenson-Elliot and a Giveaway!

Author Cindy Jenson-Elliot answer questions about her newest book, Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, A Life in Nature. Comment for a chance to win a copy of this beautiful book that is destined to be one of your mentor texts!

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25. A Step Back, A Leap Forward

Sometimes the most effective way to help writers leap ahead, is to slow things down and take a step back.

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