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Engage Your Students in Language Play

Playful exploration with language can support students’ learning in three main ways.  (continue reading)

Teaching Students about the Give-and-Take of Response

The same in-process response that professional writers receive is even more crucial for children. Learn how to teach children to use the language of writers to graciously give and receive feedback.  (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)

Congratulations, Kelly Gallagher!

Congratulations to Kelly Gallagher, this year's CATE Distinguished Service Award recipient.  (continue reading)

Support Students to Learn and Use Phonics All Day Long, K-2

Teachers must face the difficult decision of how to balance time between authentic reading and writing and the rigorous word work students need.  (continue reading)

Supporting Oral Language Development in Writing Workshop, 1-4

Because of the myriad ways writing workshop and oral language development are linked, it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.  (continue reading)

Sneed B. Collard on The Beauty of Pairing Down

Let’s talk about Texas Chainsaw Massacre-style cuts – hacking off large sections of your manuscript to make it better. How do you know where to begin?  (continue reading)

Online Discount for NCTE17 Now Through November 26th!

During NCTE conference: 30% online discount and free shipping. Even if you can't be at NCTE, you can still use the discount! *restrictions apply  (continue reading)

Katherine Bomer on Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's Poems Are Teachers

As if the wealth of Amy’s own writing and teaching ideas were not enough by themselves, she gifts us with a trove of poems by our favorite children’s poets.  (continue reading)

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School  (continue reading)

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