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Katrina Edwards deals with a frustrated writer on the verge of tears in her first-grade classroom. She realizes the element that is missing in her writing workshop is joy.

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Katrina Edwards leads a whole-class reading share session where the focus is on how reading partners work together to teach and not tell.

First-Grade Conference: Reading with Feeling

In this week's video, Katrina Edwards confers with first grader Ellie. She helps Ellie read more fluently and with expression by transferring her feelings to those of characters.

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