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PLC Series: Public Celebration Conferences

Welcome to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series. This month we celebrate the inspiring work that students and teachers do together every day. 

“Celebrating children and their writing isn’t just a feel-good activity. It’s crucial for children’s writing achievement.”—Regie Routman

Publicly celebrating children’s writing provides the opportunity for all young writers to learn from each other and share in successes. When children read their own writing to their peers, they get to share their ideas and the teacher gains an opportunity to comment on strengths and nudge the child’s writing further with brief teaching points. 

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PLC Series: Conversations to Support Writing

Welcome to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series. This month we look closely at creating opportunities for ourselves and our students to consider the power of the reading-writing connection.

The first text many students will read is their own. Capitalizing on instructional opportunities for literacy growth through the powerful reading-writing connection is often missed in our segmented school days. Regie Routman believes strongly in supporting students’ understanding and use of this connection as they build their skills.

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