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Conferring and Peer Support

Christy Rush-Levine connects students to support each other as they write their literary analysis essays.

Expanding the Definition of “Text”

Holly Wenning helps us expand the definition of “text” when considering mentor texts and reading assessments.

Eavesdrop on Your Students

Melissa Quimby suggests listening in on students’ conversations in order to find their interests. These tidbits will help you in building connections, recommending books, and encouraging writing topics.

The Importance of the Workshop Model in High School

Instructional coach Holly Wenning shares the importance of the workshop model, and especially work time, for high school students. See the transition from minilesson to work time in a 10th-grade English class.

Stay Sharp: Christy Rush-Levine

Christy Rush-Levine shares tips on how teachers can stay sharp.

Stay Sharp: Bitsy Parks

Bitsy Parks shares the importance of reading professionally to stay sharp.

Stay Sharp Series: Seek Out Others

In our Stay Sharp series, Dana Murphy shares the ways she seeks out educators who help her stay sharp. Her key sources are Twitter, the educators in her school, and reading the Big Fresh.

Informal Conversations Give Insight for Instruction

Melissa Quimby encourages informal conversations with students in order to get insight about their personalities and lives.

Nourish a Sense of Belonging

Dana Murphy shares ways to nourish a sense of belonging in all students.

QuickTake: Chronicling Learning All Year

Tammy Mulligan shares a beginning-of-the-year routine where second graders create an identity frame. This becomes a place to highlight photographs of their learning each week throughout the school year.

QuickTake: Leave Space for Personalization

Melissa Quimby advises leaving space for students to personalize the classroom when they arrive to start the new school year.

Quick Take: Listen to Create a Sense of Belonging

Stella Villalba encourages all educators to listen to students to understand how to create a culture of belonging.

Circulating During Writing Workshop

Christy Rush-Levine circulates for quick conferences as students complete their literary analysis essays.

Conferring Over Character Motivation

Christy Rush-Levine confers with Erica about her reading response to 13th Reality. She helps Erica consider character motivation.

Quick Take: Using Mailboxes for Private Feedback

Christy Rush-Levine shares her system for streamlining passing papers and offering a place for private feedback.

Book Talk: Sheets and Delicates by Brenna Thummler

Christy Rush-Levine pairs Brenna Thummler’s books Sheets and Delicates in a book talk for her sixth-grade class.

Quick Take: Simple Classroom Library Organization

Christy Rush-Levine shares her simple system for organizing her massive classroom library.

Fifth-Grade Writing Conference: The Heart of the Story

Dana Murphy confers with fifth grader Rebecca about her writing draft, and they discuss the heart of her story.

Minilesson: Using a Web Search to Help Visualize

Staci Revere helps her middle school multilanguage students learn to visualize by discovering images through a web search to understand the text in a deeper way.

Guided Reading Part 3: Closure

This is the first guided reading group in September for Cheryl Miller. She concludes the lesson by having students share their understanding of the text and reviewing skills that were practiced. This is the final video in a three-part series.

Guided Reading Part 2: Whisper Reading and Instruction

This is the first guided reading group in September for Cheryl Miller. She continues the lesson by listening to the students whisper read and instructing them as needs arise. This is the second video in a three-part series.

Conferring Over Whole-Class Reading

Deb Gaby confers with Riley about The Lemonade War. They talk about the writing about reading that students are doing for this whole-class read.

Conferring Over Plausibility and Plot

Christy Rush-Levine confers with Logan over his reading response to Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders and Noggin 13th Reality. She helps him think about the plausibility of the story and what constitutes a worthy problem in literature.

Austin Makes Writing Plans

In this video, Austin reads his writing and shares his next steps by self-recording a video to upload to the Learning Management System.

Quick Take: How Do Writers Get Started?

In this Quick Take video, Ruth Ayres shares different ways writers can enter a writing project.

Narrative Minilesson in Kindergarten

Hayley Whitaker leads a minilesson in kindergarten on story structure.

Quick Take: Share Your Reading Struggles

Instructional coach Staci Revere reminds us of the importance of modeling our own reading lives for students, especially the parts where we struggle as readers.

Quick Take: Beware of Pet Peeves

Ruth Ayres cautions us to not let our pet peeves get in the way when working with student writers.

Where the Writing Carries Meaning

Ruth Ayres explains the way image, text, and sound work together to create meaningful writing. She helps us consider where the writing carries the most meaning, as well as how these modes work together.

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