Listen In: Writing Reviews
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.
Heather Rader confers with second grader Myia over the “About the Author” piece she’s started on her own. Together they study mentor texts and generate attributes of good author biographies to lift the quality of Myia’s writing.
Heather confers with Alyssa and Sammi on how to use the nonfiction mentor texts as supports for their literary nonfiction writing without copying. The girls are introduced to four steps that they rehearse together during the conference
Heather Rader confers with Maya about her math riddles. Together they look at her homework assignment. Heather suggests the mentor text Tally O’Malley by Stuart Murphy to show how authors might write about math.