Category Archives: Writing

Love, Laughter, and Literacy… All in Writer’s Workshop

There wasn’t always this much joy in Writer’s Workshop.  I remember our first team meeting (called MTI), back in September.  We were talking about our classes and I shared that I felt my class was filled with terrific students, but that I hadn’t found their passion yet.  During work time, kids just didn’t seem excited.

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More On Our Writer’s Notebooks

Yesterday, I shared a little about our Writer’s Notebooks in first grade.  Here’s another little glimpse. We spent some time browsing through magazines.  The kids cut out pictures of things/people/animals that they might want to use in their future writing. They added labels, helping to remind them of the important aspects from their pictures. Some

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