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1. Trudy Ludwig: True Confessions of a Professional Writer

Trudy Ludwig is an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that explore the colorful and sometimes confusing world of children's social interactions. Today, we are honored to share Trudy's thoughts about the writing process.

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2. Write, Share, and Give

Share your story today!

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3. The Importance of Wait Time and Think Time

how do you become the kind of teacher who leaves plenty of think time? How do you go from rapid-fire, to more thoughtful questioning?

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4. OLW 2015 Check-In

How is your OLW serving you?

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5. Six things you need to do before the writing workshop year ends.

Next week, I will have to tear off the month of May from my office calendar and face June. This is always a rather terrifying moment for me - less than four weeks till the end of school...

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6. Reflecting: What kind of writer am I?

Before you plan to ask your students to reflect on the kinds of writers they are (for their end-of-year self-assessments), be sure you ask yourself "What kind of writer am I?"

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7. Guess Your Feedback

An activity to use with student writers to encourage self-reflection

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8. Crafting Nonfiction: Conducting Research and Organizing Information

Melissa Stewart, award-winning author of more than 150 nonfiction books for children, steps into our Author's Spotlight today. In her post, she shares about the chunk and check process, which will help your students conduct research.

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9. Tuesday Slice of Life

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10. A Love of Grammar

Here is a round-up of some of my favorite grammar-related websites and resources. You will notice that there are no worksheets here.

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11. What is Your Mantra?

Do you have a mantra?

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12. The Argument Protocol in action!

At TC’s Summer Institute a few years ago, Mary Ehrenworth introduced our session to the Argument Protocol: a highly engaging and interactive way in which to gather evidence and formulate strong, well-reasoned claims, which could then lead to compelling persuasive writing....

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13. Goals & Techniques Cards

Reflecting on my first experience using TCRWP's goals & technique cards for informational writing with a small group of writers.

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14. Making a Chart: When I’m Done with My Writing

A chart for first graders

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15. From Library Desk to Library Shelf: My 10-Year Path to Publication

We're delighted to have Augusta Scattergood kicking-off our new Author Spotlight Blog Series.

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16. Share your Slice Today!

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17. Planning for the Planning

It's hard to believe that the end of the school year is already in sight. In the schools I where I currently work, mid-June is the end of the year--that's just four weeks away! That means it's time to begin planning for next year!

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18. ICYMI: Conferring Toolkits Blog Series

In case you missed it! Check out our posts on conferring toolkits.

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19. Reading Is Its Own Reward: Summer Reading and the 7th Annual #Bookaday Challenge

Originally posted on Donalyn Miller:
I cleaned the season’s first melted chapstick out of my car yesterday. Summer must be around the corner. Time to check the expiration date on last year’s sunscreen…

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20. Slice of Life Tuesday

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21. Conferring Toolkits: Supplies and How to Use Them

Too often we find ourselves in the midst of workshop without the right tool! Hasn’t this happened to you? Trying to be proactive can help your conferring not only become more efficient but… Continue reading

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22. Conferring Toolkits: Creating Visuals for Teaching Tools

In the case of explaining a strategy, a tip, or a writing insight, a picture is often worth a thousand words. Or more!

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23. Conferring Toolkits: Cheat Sheets

Add some cheat sheets to your Conferring Toolkits

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24. Conferring Toolkits: Record Keeping

Handwritten vs. Digital? How do you keep records of your conferences?

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25. Conferring Toolkits: Mentor Texts

Two elements form the very heart of every conference: the student, and the mentor text I can use to nudge her writing piece forward. ...

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