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On the Podcast: Vocabulary Development Aross the Day with Tanya Wright and Katie Wood Ray

Young children love to learn and use new words. How do we tap into this natural curiosity and excitement to support vocabulary development?  (continue reading)

On The Podcast: Katherine Bomer and Corinne Arens on The Three Teaching Resources You Always Have Access To

What makes for a good writing workshop? The answer is less complicated than you might think.  (continue reading)

The Social-Emotional Benefits of Choice in Writing

When students have lots of choices about what they will write about and how they will write it, there are many benefits.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Craft and Process Studies with Matt Glover and Katie Wood Ray

Today on the podcast, author and editor Katie Wood Ray sits down with Matt Glover to discuss his latest book Craft and Process Studies: Units that Provide Writers with Choice of Genre.  (continue reading)

On The Podcast: Reflecting Through Writing with Katherine Bomer and Katie Wood Ray

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, Katherine Bomer speaks about her development as a writer and educator.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Modeling Conferences as Conversations with Katie Wood Ray, Jennifer Serravallo, and Carl Anderson

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, author and editor Katie Wood Ray interviews Carl Anderson and Jenifer Serravallo, who both recently published two conferring books in Heinemann’s Classroom Essentials Series.  (continue reading)

Teaching Writers to Reflect: A Foreword from Katie Wood Ray

Some children, no doubt, are just naturally reflective. I don’t doubt that much of Lucas’ thoughtfulness about his work was just part of who he is. But all children— and adults for that matter—can be taught to be more reflective.  (continue reading)

Beliefs That Guide Writing

Getting Started with Beginning Writers is not a script you can follow, of course. But regardless of the children sitting in front of you, and regardless of whether it's the beginning of the year or sometime later, there are very specific big ideas and beliefs that can guide your practice.  (continue reading)

Learning to Value Students' Writing at Every Stage

Learning never occurs in a straight line. Lisa Cleaveland and Katie Wood Ray, co-authors of Getting Started with Beginning Writers, know that this is especially true when it comes to learning to write.  (continue reading)

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