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Neighborhood Sharks, a review by Vicki Spandel

Neighborhood Sharks. 2014. Written and illustrated by Katherine Roy. New York: Roaring Brooks Press. Unpaginated.

Genre: Nonfiction, science, picture book/chapter book

Ages: Aimed at fourth through eighth grades, though adults will also enjoy it… 2,457 more words

Book Reviews

Give yourself a pat on the back!

Last month, I had my final visit to Angie Harrison‘s third-grade classroom.  Angie is a seasoned educator who started using the TCRWP Units of Study mid-year. 712 more words

Writing Workshop

Goals & Techniques Cards

I’ve been curious about TCRWP’s goals and techniques cards ever since I heard about them at last summer’s writing institute.  I hadn’t found the guts a way to work them into one of my conferences when I visited classrooms this year — until last week. 1,115 more words


Q&A with Robert Burleigh + a Book Giveaway

I’ve been a fan of Robert Burleigh‘s writing for the past few years. I was delighted to receive an advance review copy of Trapped! A Whale’s Rescue… 831 more words

Mentor Texts

TNCS Elementary Students Inform through Writing

Although The New Century School was abuzz in March with all things STEM Fair related, Language Arts hardly suffered! Amidst the science- and engineering-oriented preparations, projects, and presentations, TNCS upper elementary students were busily working on their Informational Writing pieces. 477 more words

The New Century School

Chapter 9~Going Informational

This chapter starts with a quick review of the 6 traits. IDEAS encompasses picking, thinking about, or creating a topic to write about that interest you. 520 more words

EDCI 302

Concluding Information Writing and Tailoring Instruction

Recently, Stacey and I were chatting via email about why the teaching of conclusions isn’t presented as a separate minilesson in Bringing History to Life… 642 more words

Informational Writing