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Ruth Ayres catalogs her favorite types of share sessions (from old favorites to creative innovations) in writing workshops.
Katrina Edwards helps her adorable first-grade student Dylan stretch out his writing. He adds details by first talking about playing with friends near his home.
Stephanie Affinito offers five guiding principles and a template for planning small-group word study.
Franki Sibberson believes planning a unit of study should be just as much fun as planning a trip to Disney World. She explains her planning process for one of her first units of study, on narrative writing.
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