WRITING

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How to Keep Writing Centers Fresh Without Losing Your Sanity

Writing centers or stations can be a great fit to use in a structure like Daily 5, where students are choosing and working on meaningful tasks independently or with partners. Often, however, keeping the writing activities fresh and engaging... Read More


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How to Use Facts in Opinion Writing & Persuasive Writing

Students often think of "fact" and "opinion" as polar opposites. Wait a second, aren't they? Sure, we grind it into students' heads teach students to tell the difference between a fact and an opinion, but what about the important bond they have?... Read More


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Revising HARD! Changing Our Classroom Writing Culture

You should have seen the first draft of this post. Yikes. You probably would have clicked the back-arrow pretty quickly. And a buck gets ten you'd never have returned to my blog again because of the scattered, drab, downright stanky taste left in your mouth from your visit... Read More


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Developing a Character for Fictional Narrative Writing

The biggest gap between a student's attempt at writing a personal narrative and a fictional narrative is a really strong character... Read More

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