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On The Podcast: Making Books with Lisa Cleaveland and Katie Wood Ray

What does it mean to be a writer? And how do we establish routines for our beginning writers? Today on The Heinemann Podcast, co-authors Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland on their new book: A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Writers.  (continue reading)

Inviting Students to Talk About Their Writing

Begin conferences by asking students an open-minded question that invites them to talk about what they're doing as writers.  (continue reading)

Your Introduction to Getting Started with Beginning Writers

If you’re an experienced workshop teacher, the book will help you imagine new possibilities for getting started. If you’ve ever longed for beginning writers to show more independence during units of study across the year, then this book is for you.  (continue reading)

What Is a Writing Conference?

When you ask the question, 'How’s it going?' at the beginning of writing conferences, you’re doing much more than inviting students to talk about what they’re doing as writers. The question initiates your relationship with each student and deepens each of these relationships.  (continue reading)

A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences: A Podcast with Carl Anderson

This week on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re talking about how to support your students during writing conferences. Writing conferences help students build confidence in their writing ability and find joy in the writing process.  (continue reading)

What Makes a Good Writing Conference?

The goal of a writing conference is to teach students something about writing that they can use in the future. If you add to students' writing repertoires in every conference, they become better writers over time.  (continue reading)

Your Pre-Publication Glimpse into The First Two Classroom Essentials Series Books

We're excited to announce that pre-publication sample chapters are now available for the first two books in the Classroom Essential Series, A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences by Carl Anderson and A Teacher’s Guide to Getting Started with Beginning Readers by Katie Wood Ray with Lisa Cleaveland.  (continue reading)

The Classroom Essentials Podcast with Katie Wood Ray

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re excited to announce a new series of professional books. Joining us to talk about this special series is Heinemann author and editor Katie Wood Ray.  (continue reading)

Katie Wood Ray Introduces the New Classroom Essentials Series

Although the way we read is evolving, the transformative power of foundational ideas remains the same. This important realization was the genesis of the Classroom Essentials series.  (continue reading)

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