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Steph George

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Summer Writing Camp with Jennifer Serravallo

Today on the Heinemann podcast, we’re packing our bookbags for summer camp!  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 22, 2018 4:00:00 AM

The Benefits of Quickwrites

Writing and teaching writing can be intimidating. It is hard work, and it takes time. Quickwrites offer an easy and manageable writing experience that helps both students and teacher find their voices and develop their confidence, as they discover they have important things to say.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 21, 2018 7:16:00 AM

Dear Students: Protect Your Literacy Life

You must protect your literacy life. Don’t be afraid to make a decision or to take a stand. You must protect this gift you have given yourself.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 20, 2018 10:13:11 AM

Cultivate Reading and Learning

Before we were teachers, we were readers−readers who understand the power reading has to change our lives from the new characters we meet, the new places we visit, and the new lessons we learn.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 20, 2018 7:36:00 AM

Creating the Components for Engagement

Engagement, in part, depends on what you feel and sense when you enter a classroom. It's the culture—unseen and unheard, but omnipresent, and it's a little tougher to pin down.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 18, 2018 11:42:54 AM

What Is A Quickwrite?

Writing and teaching writing can be intimidating. It is hard work, and it takes time. Quickwrites offer an easy and manageable writing experience that helps both students and teachers find their voices and develop their confidence.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 15, 2018 8:40:00 AM

Fostering Student-Led Inquiry and Research

As we help students become independent learners, we want them to understand that independent doesn't have to mean completely alone. We nurture the growth of independence by providing instruction that supports learners.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 14, 2018 10:09:26 AM

Beyond Literacy Analysis Read Aloud Podcast

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, a special read aloud from Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell, co-authors of Beyond Literary Analysis: Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 14, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Action Research: A Lighthouse in a Storm

When I began my action research as a Heinemann Fellow in 2016, I was already a couple of years into informal research of my own, trying to figure out how best to implement choice reading into my high school  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 13, 2018 7:34:00 AM

Writing to Change the World: Finding Focus and Meaning

When in the writing process do writers figure out a focus and decide on the point they want their writing to make?  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 11, 2018 2:00:02 PM

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