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School Leader Spotlight: Christie Graves, North Rose-Wolcott Elementary, New York

We’re honored to spotlight Christie Graves, the Assistant Principal at North Rose-Wolcott Elementary School in North Rose, NY. In this interview, she shares her experiences implementing Collaborative Literacy and SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words).

Apr 19, 2021  |  By Katy Cortelyou
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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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Writing Conferences, Part One: Getting Honest About the Struggle

The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. You can always do it better,…

Nov 3, 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 executive director of the National Writing Project discusses best practices in writing instruction and the NWP's role in the development of the Being a Writer program.

Oct 6, 2020  |  By Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
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