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The Power of Conferring and Collaborating with Peers

I will never forget listening in on a peer conference with second grader Cruz and his writing partner more than two decades ago. Cruz had just finished reading…

Jan 25, 2021  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Writing Conferences, Part Two: Seven Common Struggles

As I admitted in Part One of this two-part blog series, early in my career, I didn’t confer often. If I did, it was only every once in…

Nov 24, 2020  |  By Beth Winschuh
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Being a Writer to the Rescue: One District’s Response to Virtual Teaching

In March 2020 school districts across the United States announced closure, and teachers left their classrooms at the end of the day without resources, initially believing that they…

Oct 13, 2020  |  By Stephanie Milligan
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A Conversation about Writing Instruction with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl of the National Writing Project

The National Writing Project (NWP) is one of Collaborative Classroom’s most distinguished partners. NWP played a vital role in the development of our comprehensive writing curriculum, Being a…

Oct 6, 2020  |  By Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
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Being a Writer: Powerful Writing Instruction for Older Writers – Part Three: Assessments

This is the third part of a three-part blog series that highlights the power of Being a Writer instruction. You can read Part One: Immersion and Drafting here. You can…

Mar 10, 2020  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Being a Writer: Powerful Writing Instruction for Older Writers – Part Two: Revision, Proofreading, and Publishing

This three-part blog series highlights the power of Being a Writer instruction. You can read Part One: Immersion and Drafting here. Part Three will cover assessments in the program. Revision…

Feb 26, 2020  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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