Independence

In my travels many teachers have asked me how to get all kids to be able to work independently during Writing Workshop. Because a story can teach so much I’m

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Stories that Energize and Revitalize my Teaching

In my job as an educational consultant I feel privileged to spend a good portion of my time working directly with kids in the classroom. Much of what I learn

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Effective Teaching Should Create Powerful Learning

Teaching is so different now than it was when I was teaching in the classroom (I feel like I am 145 after saying a comment like that.) When I taught,

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Common Questions about Reading Partnerships

I work with amazing teachers who not only do incredible things with their students, but also reflect upon what is not working in their classrooms. Recently teachers have been asking

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4 Tips for Successful Writing Conferences

I’ve been spending my week conferring with some really AMAZING K-4 writers. Rather than finding myself doing a thousand different conferring strategies, a few crucial ones kept popping up. I

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Play, Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop: Is There a Connection?

Often when I visit schools to help teachers with Reading and Writing Workshop, they assume that because I believe in Reading and Writing Workshop I am not a big advocate

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Best Writing Consultant’s First Blog Post!

Leah Mermelstein is an internationally recognized literacy consultant who specializes in K-5 Reading and Writing Workshop. She is the President and CEO of Read-Write-Connect, INC.  She is also the author

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