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Conferring Close-Up: Test-Taking Strategies (Part 2)

Andrea Smith leads her fourth-grade class during word study time as they analyze a math word problem. In this video, she chats with two girls who are considering the word problem. This is the second video in a three-part series.

Fonts Lesson: A Revision Strategy for Transitional Writers

Franki Sibberson teaches a minilesson on fonts as a revision strategy for her grades 3 and 4 students.

Crafting Characters in Writer’s Workshop

In this lesson from writer's workshop, Franki Sibberson shows how shared text can be used to help young writers understand character traits and development.

Revising Titles Minilesson

In this minilesson from Franki Sibberson's grades 3 and 4 classroom, Franki takes students through the process of selecting and revising titles. For young students having trouble understanding that writing revision involves more than just adding text, a minilesson on revising titles is a quick and easy way to show the power of making small changes to drafts.

Supporting Thoughtful Book Choice in Grades 3-4

In this video filmed in the spring, Franki Sibberson helps her third and fourth grade students think through what books they might select for independent reading. The discussion ranges from new books available in the class library, to individual quirks and preferences.

Setting Nonfiction Goals

Franki Sibberson facilitates a discussion with her class of third and fourth graders about their nonfiction reading. They are setting goals during Nonfiction Reading Time.

Talking About Tests

Teaching the genre of tests can seem far removed from writing workshop. Matt Renwick explores how to teach constructed response in a way that is integrated with the tenets of...

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