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A few weeks ago I put out a call, as you can see below, for questions about graphic novels readers. Tonya Girouard posted the following question: I created this quick chart to capture my thoughts on fluency in the graphic novel format. Balloon Shape– It’s important to pay attention to the shape of the speechContinue reading “Graphic Novel Teaching: Reading with Fluency”
This week my kiddos will complete their second nonfiction chapter book. One of my major focuses for this second cycle through the writing process was to embed more authenticity and purpose into the writing process. To center purpose and authenticity, I decided to: Focus on the Writing Process — Several times through each of myContinue reading “Writing Workshop Teaching: More Purpose, More Authenticity”
Last week, instead of teaching what I planned, I had a “catch-up” day in writing workshop. You might also call this a repertoire day. Here’s how it went: “Writers, I’ve decided that instead of teaching you something new today, I simply want to remind you of everything we’ve already learned.” There were some puzzled andContinue reading “Writing Workshop Teaching: “Catch-up” Day”
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