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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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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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Conferring: The Magical Cake of Instruction

In the words of Carl Anderson, “Conferring is not the icing on the cake; it IS the cake!” Jennifer Serravallo and Gravity Goldberg also remind us that “conferring…

Jan 5, 2018  |  By Isabel Sawyer
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Engaging the Disengaged, Number 7

How do we connect with students to support their writing? Topic Choice in Writing In Best Practices: Bringing Standards to Life in American Classrooms, fourth edition, Daniels, Hyde,…

May 1, 2014  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Engaging the Disengaged, Number 5

How can we motivate students through strength-based teaching?Strength-based Teaching [W]hat would happen if teachers were as vigilant about looking for signs of brilliance as they are in finding…

Mar 5, 2014  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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