Reflecting: What kind of writer am I?

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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?”

Guess Your Feedback

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

Crafting Nonfiction: Conducting Research and Organizing Information

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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.

Tuesday Slice of Life

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Write, Share, Give

A Love of Grammar

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

What is Your Mantra?

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Do you have a mantra?

The Argument Protocol in action!

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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….

Goals & Techniques Cards

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

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

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A chart for first graders

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

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

Share your Slice Today!

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Write, Share, Give

Planning for the Planning

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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!

ICYMI: Conferring Toolkits Blog Series

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

Conferring Toolkits: Mentor Texts

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

Conferring Toolkits: Record Keeping

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

Conferring Toolkits: Cheat Sheets

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Add some cheat sheets to your Conferring Toolkits

Conferring Toolkits: Creating Visuals for Teaching Tools

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

Conferring Toolkits: Supplies and How to Use Them

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Here’s a list of things in my conferring toolkit! What’s in yours?

Slice of Life Tuesday

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Write, Share, Give

Conferring Toolkits: Class Stories, Shared Writing and Interactive Writing

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Whether it’s storytelling, or shared writing, or interactive writing, any piece of writing that your whole class created together is going to be extremely helpful to have at your fingertips while you are moving about the classroom conferring.