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Becoming a Writer: What We Learn From a Child’s First Stories

My son’s first story consisted of a series wavy lines and curlicues written in black marker across the back of a leather couch. And for those of you who are wondering, yes, it was a permanent marker. With great pride, … Continue reading

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Appreciative Assessment of Student Writing: Part 1

Professional learning conversations about students who struggle with writing provide an opportunity to re-frame our assessment and feedback practices.  The start point to these conversations may require a total shift in how we view student writing: Stop looking at the … Continue reading

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