Category: teaching tips

The one about teaching writing (Step 3: Writing Conferences)

So far, we’ve gotten students engaged here and we’ve done all of the pre-writing organizing here…now it’s time for writing conferences. You as the teacher need to meet with students and the students need to meet with their peers also. Here’s the thing about writing conferences…they take time. Some are longer

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The one about teaching pre-writing strategies (Step 2)

Last time we talked about getting kids excited about writing and having them engaged, but now that you’ve sold them on writing, what’s next? Pre-writing strategies Pre-writing comes in so many different forms, and it’s a crucial step in the writing process. But how do you get kids started? Your

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The one about partner power

Having students truly work together can be difficult to figure out. How do you make sure that partners are sharing equal work load? How do you make sure that each student is contributing and getting something out of their learning? Is there a way to make sure you’re not wasting

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