Justin Stygles

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Justin Stygles (@JustinStygles) is a fifth grade teacher at Wiscasset Elementary School. He has taught for 15 in Maine across a variety of grades and settings. When not thinking about teaching, he can be found writing and watching horses.

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Writing Routines: Drafting Autonomy

Justin Stygles questions his conferring routine during writing workshops, and the value of interrupting students early in the drafting process.

Loving Books or Reading?

Justin Stygles wonders why a love of books doesn't necessarily translate into a love of reading for his fifth and sixth graders.

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Justin Stygles uses a daily nonfiction article activity as a way to build interest in nonfiction short texts, especially among reluctant readers in his classroom.

Nonfiction Scrapbooks

Justin Stygles finds Nonfiction Scrapbooks are a fun way for his fifth-grade students to explore their reading interests and artistic talents with the classroom community.

Integrating Paraprofessionals into Reading Workshops

Justin Stygles decides he needs to completely rethink the role of classroom aides.

Using Google Earth to Support Readers

Justin Stygles finds Google Earth is a marvelous tool for helping students research settings in novels.

Reading Passports

Justin Stygles develops reading passports as an alternative to traditional reading logs with his fifth- and sixth-grade students.

30 Books in 30 Days

Justin Stygles uses the 30 Books in 30 Days project to introduce his sixth graders to a wide variety of authors and genres.


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