Independent Writers I

Creating independent writers is essential! There are many things that kids need to be able to do in order to work independently during Writing Workshop, but below are two that

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Celebrations in the Writing Workshop

By Paula Jensvold My teammate and I spent the summer thinking and working on our curriculum calendar for the teaching of writing.  We knew that we wanted it to be

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Balancing Planning and Listening

Happy school year to some and almost new school year to others! Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between two vital parts of

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Balancing Planning and Listening

Happy school year to some and almost new school year to others! Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between two vital parts of

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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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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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