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Avoiding Implementation Through Lamination

I recently attended a professional development session in which one of the speakers urged school leaders to avoid “implementation through lamination.” He was referring to administrators whose primary mode of...

Maximizing Instructional Time at the Start of a New Unit

The launch of a new writing unit is an exciting time. Usually, students have just experienced some sort of writing celebration, and they have felt the pride and energy that...

Writing Workshop Teacherisms

With the beginning of a new school year fast approaching many classroom teachers find themselves reflecting on what worked and didn’t work when launching the previous year’s writing workshop. Everything...

Inside and Outside Views Minilesson

Ruth Ayres explains the importance of “inside” and “outside” views in writing using a student mentor text in this lesson with second graders.