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How to Teach Elaboration in Writing

-Does any of this sound familiar? If you're reading this post, I bet so.  When we say "add more details" - what exactly does that mean? Do you know? Do your students know? Maybe, possibly, but we all know that doesn't help a child understand their next steps.  Part of...

How to Differentiate in Writing Workshop

Welcome to the final week of the Summer Writing Series.   But don’t fret, we’ll have plenty of writing topics to cover all year long.  We have only touched on the basics of getting Writing Workshop up and running in your classroom.   Today we are diving into the...

How to Create Independence in Young Writers

  As teachers, we want the best for our young writers.  We want them to grow, flourish, and enjoy writing.   We want them to have the confidence and motivation to continue writing and do their best work.  Creating independence can be a tricky task.  When done...

How to Plan Your Writing Workshop

Planning your Writing Workshop is no easy feat.  With a limited amount of time and a wide range of moving parts, having a great game plan is essential to teach writing well.  In the past two weeks of the Summer Writing Workshop Series, we have covered how to keep your...

Summer Writing Series {Introduction}

Teaching writing is a challenge.  Teaching is a challenge, but we'll tackle one subject at a time.  😉 Did you know that in 2007, 70% of students in grades four through twelve have been designated as low-achieving writers? (from Writing Next, Graham and Perin 2007) I...

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