Listen In: About the Author
Heather has a fascination with what makes teaching and learning work. Her motto is “Stay Curious,” and she embraces that in her personal and professional life. She teaches fourth grade.
Linda Karamatic has been teaching students and coaching teachers for over 30 years. She’s currently a building-based literacy coach in Lacey, Washington.
In this video, Kincaid shares a complex system of recording beloved fantasy books and characters. Even though it wasn’t planned, Heather and Kincaid end up discussing reviews as a potential way to inform and explain the fantasy reading.
Heather confers with Cody about his gaming story. He starts off the conference by reading aloud an excerpt of his writing. Heather responds to it personally as well as compliments his growing awareness of audience. She then uses a mentor text “Shortstop from Tokyo” by Matt Christopher to show him how long and short sentences can be used to make active writing engaging. She ends with an invitation to play with this concept in his writing.
Sometimes using a prop can help young students understand a revision strategy. Heather Rader helps second grader Sammi understand how to "magnify" a moment when revising her writing.