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Quick Tip to Teach Paraphrasing in Writing

Quick Tip to Teach Paraphrasing in Writing

Around this time of year, you may be in test prep mode and your students are getting antsy.  Plus it’s later in the year, so you need some engaging lessons to keep your kids writing.  We all know how important it is to keep your writing lessons engaging throughout the...

Time-Saving Tips for Writing Conferences

Reaching every student and meeting every need is the real struggle when it comes to teaching writing. Writing Conferences and Small Groups are where the magic happens in the Writing Workshop. This video offers some time-saving tips & resources to help you make the...
How to Teach Elaboration in Writing

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...
How to Differentiate in Writing Workshop

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...