"I’m done. What should I do now?"
If you hear this question all too often during the independent work portion of writing workshop, Leah Mermelstein has a solution for making this time more productive for both students and teachers. Along with making time for writing workshop every day, and planning long-term for it, Leah argues that the “third essential element,” creating self-directed writers, is key to the success of writing workshops.
Optimize and expand your struggling readers' reading power with the LLI Gold System Choice Library -150 carefully selected high-quality, trade books (levels N-S) in a range of genres and captivating topics. Many are from series that readers will recognize, or by authors they know well. The Fountas & Pinnell LLI Gold Choice Library and companion Guide to Independent Reading is for LLI teachers or classroom teachers seeking to support struggling students' independent reading, and to provide daily opportunities for students to read, on their own, books they have selected themselves
Bringing Standards to Life: Teaching for Engagement, Inquiry, and Understanding, Grades K-12
Jan 17-20, 2014 (MLK Jr. Weekend)
Presented by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Nancy Steineke, Donalyn Miller, Kristin Ziemke, and Sara Ahmed.
This is the ninth in our series of "Reading the City Institutes," in which educators don't just get talked at - they do. The program offers a compelling mix of keynote sessions, breakout workshops, and "homerooms."
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Lucy Calkins, founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and lead author of the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing series and Kate Roberts, staff developer at the TCRWP and coauthor of Falling in Love with Close Reading will unpack the implications of the Common Core State Standards for writing at a workshop sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning. To learn more and to register visit www.cdl.org or call 504.840.9786.
For more than three decades Heinemann has supported teachers as they refine their craft and adjust to the shifting educational landscape. In establishing new national principles and goals in education, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) promise to play a powerful role in shaping our teaching environment. more »