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Prioritizing Civil Discourse

It is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Election Day.  A day that fills many of us with patriotic excitement with a strong dose of anxiousness.  This federal election cycle has been the most divisive election of my lifetime. And if I feel that was an adult, I know my students are feeling it too.  Talking about … Continue reading Prioritizing Civil Discourse

Creating Book Reviews in Writers Workshop

As the final formal writing piece of the school year students wrote a book review on their book club book.  The school district I work for utilizes a curriculum that provides “boxed” reading and writing units that implement the workshop model of instruction, one of the units assigned to my grade level is a book … Continue reading Creating Book Reviews in Writers Workshop