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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)
Frances Lown Dec 6, 2017 6:30:08 AM

Does Your Writing Assessment Help Writers or Pac-Mans?

Students write for the same reason that Pac-Man munches: to accumulate points. Writers are people, not Pac-Mans.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Dec 4, 2017 10:47:15 AM

Looking Ahead to the ELA Exams: What We Have Already Mastered & Developing Next Steps, 3-8

There are two key considerations when planning a curriculum that supports success with ELA exams: time and level of text complexity.  (continue reading)
Brett Whitmarsh Nov 28, 2017 9:14:40 AM

Incorporating Field Research into Writing Instruction

Research is important throughout the entire writing process, and it can be fun, too. Give it a try in your own writing instruction. Here's how.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Nov 21, 2017 11:02:27 AM

Rethinking Math Homework, a Twitter Chat with Sue O'Connell

Math in Practice lead author Sue O'Connell hosted aTwitter chat in order to open up the discussion on math homework. Follow along here.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Nov 20, 2017 11:03:48 AM

Helping Struggling Learners to Show Understanding

For a variety of reasons, expressing understanding is hard for many struggling learners.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Nov 13, 2017 11:23:11 AM

Tom Newkirk on The Emotional Complexities of Teaching

Here, Newkirk discusses how he creates space with his students by giving them time to discuss and solve problems more slowly.  (continue reading)
Frances Lown Nov 10, 2017 2:07:25 PM

Helping Students Bring Beliefs into Writing

When we write, we nudge change. How can we be helping students bring beliefs into writing? Here are some resources to get you started.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Nov 6, 2017 4:58:57 PM

Heinemann Fellow Kate Flowers on Battling the Blahs

I know why so many teachers leave the profession in their first five years. The Blahs. For me, the Blahs come in October.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Nov 3, 2017 9:29:48 AM

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School

How to Plan for Book Clubs in Middle School  (continue reading)
Ashley Puffer Oct 17, 2017 4:37:35 AM

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