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Anna Cockerille

Recent Posts:

The Life Cycle of a Post It: Management, Functionality, and Benefits of Capturing our Ideas on Post Its

At this week’s TCRWP Twitter chat, Lizzie Petkanics and Kristi Guinness will lead a discussion on the management, functionality and benefits of helping your readers to build a richer sticky note practice.  (continue reading)

Vocabulary, Word Study, and Its Place In and Out of Workshop

At this week’s TCRWP Twitter chat, staff developers Mike Ochs and Celena Larkey will lead a discussion on the place of vocabulary and word study in and out of workshop. This duo is sure to bring a wide range of expertise to the chat.  (continue reading)

Transferring Strong Workshop Practices, Skills, and Tools to Get Your Year Off to a Strong Start!

It may seem a paradox that consistency breeds creativity. It seems that creativity would stem from the new, the original, the constantly changing. But often, underpinning creative endeavors is predictability and order.  (continue reading)

Fostering Student Independence from Day One

Workshop has a predicable routine, and predictable tools, and predicable expectations, students are freed up from having to guess what is expected of them day after day. They are not stymied by waiting for instructions. Instead, they know how workshop will go, and they know what is expected of them  (continue reading)

2018 TCRWP August Twitter Festival: Phonics!

Monday, August 27 through Thursday, August 30 the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project will host their annual August Twitter festival, holding multiple chats each night. This year’s topic: Phonics!  (continue reading)

Getting Ready for the New K Unit: Show and Tell: From Labels to Pattern Books

Show and Tell is designed to come directly after kindergarten unit one, Launching the Writing Workshop. It extends the work started in unit one, and supports young writers in taking risks with invented spelling.  (continue reading)

Taking What We Learned in Reading and Writing This Year to Reflect and Plan for Next Year

The final moments of summer break are upon us, and even for some, these moments are over and another school year is underway. The cusp of a new year can be an invaluable time to pause and consciously call up data and observations from last year as you plan for the year to come  (continue reading)

Reflecting on the August TC Reading Institute (K-8)

This week, thousands of educators are gathering with The Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College at Columbia University to learn, to think, and to share on the topic of the Teaching of Reading.  (continue reading)

Reflecting on the August Teachers College Writing Institute

This week is the August Writing Institute at The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. There, Thousands of educators from all over the country and world are learning, thinking and writing together.  (continue reading)

Getting Kids' Writing from Meh to Amehzing: Using Exemplars, Models & Demos with Power (K-8)

As the saying goes, “Well done is better than well said.” Nowhere is modeling more important than in the teaching of writing.  (continue reading)

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