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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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.

Pulling Weeds

Leigh Anne Eck works to overcome years of student reliance on a reading incentives and rewards program by fostering reflection and intrinsic motivation with her sixth graders.


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