Don’t get me wrong; at this time of year, a lunch or a coffee cart can seem like a godsend. But, I’d argue that more than appreciation, we need support.
My journey (so far) with differentiating writing instruction to meet each learner’s needs.
How adopting a mentor text approach to writing instruction is actually helping me teach reading comprehension
In August, I gave myself permission to leave walls blank to make way for instruction. Halfway through the school year, I’m checking back in on that work.
A tough start to the school year combined with the launch of a new unit created the perfect storm to force me to put into writing 3 beliefs that drive me as an educator.
This fall, I’m teaching two classes. One starts with fiction and narrative writing, and the other launches with informational and persuasive texts. I committed to teaching each with a mentor text approach to analyzing our reading and crafting our own choice text. Within the first weeks, our narrative work was on a roll, but our […]
Starting with blank space allows for more collaborative instruction throughout the year.
Engage students in analysis of demanding texts by connecting to other genres with genre hopping.