Leigh Anne Eck

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Leigh Anne Eck has been teaching for 13 years and currently teaches 6th grade at George Rogers Clark Middle School in Vincennes, Indiana. She is passionate about connecting her students with books and helping teachers believe they are writers. She shares her reading, writing, and teaching life on her blog A Day in the Life and on Twitter @Teachr4.

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Creating Places for Dialogue

Leigh Anne Eck cracks open why dialogue is important in narrative writing and where to place dialogue in a story. She includes student samples that show the power of this craft move.

End-of-Year Reflections Podcast with Leigh Anne Eck

Leigh Anne Eck provides a guide to customize an end-of-year reflection for students.

From Seed to Blossom

Leigh Anne Eck provides a guide to developing an End-of-Year Reflection for students to consider their own growth, as well as offer advice regarding curriculum and instruction.

When a Library Whispers

Leigh Anne Eck personifies her classroom library by sharing the lessons it whispers when we take the time to listen. This is a practical guide to keeping your classroom library timely and relevant.

Rethinking “Finding” the Central Idea

Leigh Anne Eck offers a step-by-step guide to help students build a central idea when it is implied in a nonfiction text.

Three Small Moves to Make a More Inclusive Classroom

Leigh Anne Eck reflects on three small moves she made to create a more inclusive classroom.

Rotation of the Classroom Library

Inspired by a closet clean-out, Leigh Anne Eck considers the way a seasonal rotation is also good for classroom libraries.

Building Online Writing Groups

Leigh Anne Eck lists critical questions teachers might ask themselves as they build online writing communities where everyone is comfortable giving and receiving feedback.


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