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The Fiction-Driven Classroom… Guilty as Charged? Creating Successful Nonfiction Writers

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One of those things teachers have to think about today—that maybe they didn’t so much before—is the difference between fiction and nonfiction. Unless you’re a teacher and responsible for meeting the standards, you might think “It’s all reading, so it’s … Continue reading

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Guided Writing – Organizing Writing & Text Types

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant I certainly hope you all enjoyed a bit of Teacher Appreciation Day/Week. You deserve it! As the year winds down for some of you it is easy to let our routines and daily instruction wind … Continue reading

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What Makes Writing Instruction Fun?

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant As I was thinking about what to entice you with in this post within the realm of writing, I was reviewing my posts over the last two years. I noticed that while we have had … Continue reading

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Blogging is Writing!

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By Laureen Reynolds, SDE Educational Consultant In my last post, I challenged you to start thinking outside of the ELA box just a bit and to integrate some tech through blogging. Remember, blogging is writing! If you are reading this, that … Continue reading

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Six-Trait Writing and the Common Core: The Best of Both Worlds

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Six-Trait Writing and the Common Core …yes, they do support each other. But, we’re often asked by teachers “What do we teach first?” If you’re a bit confused—or even overwhelmed—about connecting the Six Traits and the CCSS in your classroom, … Continue reading

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