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by Barbara Mariconda We all can see the appeal of the traditional writer’s workshop – the creative flow of students sharing their stories with their teachers, engaged in helpful peer …

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The first time my students took a writing assessment in my classroom I cringed. It looked like all of the instruction that had taken place had flown right out the …

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Step One: Purchase a sturdy pocket folder with brads in the center for adding reference pages for each student. The pockets will hold photos, drawings, diagrams and other resources that …

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When I was teaching second grade two of my grade partners and I wanted to integrate our curriculum through learning stations.  We planned for three thirty-minute stations twice a week, with …

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Genre Specific Writing – Why it’s Important However, knowing the differences in audience, purpose, and organization – in other words, a clear understanding of genre is just as important to …

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Pencils incessantly tapping on desks, feet swishing back and forth, bodies in constant motion… fidget, wiggle, and squirm… Writing time for a special education student can be less than productive …

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No one is born knowing how to write or how to teach writing. Even after getting a bachelor’s degree, you may not have encountered any instruction about how to teach …

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In order for students to respond effectively to 21st century literary analysis tasks and response to text challenges, we must use every reading experience as an opportunity for close reading, and …

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