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How Writing Workshop and Conferences Support Striving Writers

By Lauren Nizol

Last year, I met a writer, Michael, (a pseudonym for this post), who struggled to start drafts and would find himself using the last moments of writing time frantically composing. 1,163 more words

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Writing Our Way In Reader Mail: Creating Authentic Assessments

As is our habit, we are taking the summer away from the blog to read, write, and recharge. We’ll be back in late August with new content, but for the summer, let’s take a journey down memory lane as we visit our ten most-read posts from the previous school year!  1,434 more words

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Books That Move Us: Illuminated Inquiry -- Researcher's Workshop Across the Curriculum

Lindsay Bruggeman is a high school English teacher and volleyball coach at Loveland High School.  She is currently working toward her Masters of Arts in Teaching with the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University.   1,505 more words

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Moving Writers' Top Ten: Moving Writers Tries Writing Workshop for the First Time...in May

As is our habit, we are taking the summer away from the blog to read, write, and recharge. We’ll be back in late August with new content, but for the summer, let’s take a journey down memory lane as we visit our ten most-read posts from the previous school year!  1,533 more words

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The Radical Possibilities of “What Are You Working On?”: Student-Driven Learning in Writing Conferences

By Laura A. Taylor

  Take a moment to think about a recent teaching day. What kinds of activities were your students doing? Perhaps there was a mini-lesson introducing students to a new writing tool, a small group strategy lesson, a collaborative analysis of a mentor text, peer conferences giving feedback on recent work, time for students to write independently. 1,382 more words

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Moving Writers' Top Ten: Genius Hour & Individualized Grammar Practice

As is our habit, we are taking the summer away from the blog to read, write, and recharge. We’ll be back in late August with new content, but for the summer, let’s take a journey down memory lane as we visit our ten most-read posts from the previous school year!  1,528 more words

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Books That Move Us: 180 Days by Kittle & Gallagher

 Haley Lewis teaches eighth grade language arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. She loves getting new books into the hands of her students and reading YA novels to recommend to them. 997 more words

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