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Writing Masters: The Essentials of Writing Instruction With Lucy Calkins

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With classroom-tested tips from our Curricular Resources authors on how to improve your teaching at any grade level, each Writing Masters installment will share author insights and practical suggestions on teaching writing in the classroom that you can use the very next day. This week in the Writing Master series, Lucy Calkins asks what kind of promise you make to your students about their writing education.

“It has become increasingly clear that children’s success in many disciplines is reliant on their ability to write.”
—Lucy Calkins

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Writing Masters: Essential Lessons For Any Classroom

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With classroom-tested tips from our Curricular Resources authors on how to improve your teaching at any grade level, each Writing Masters installment will share author insights and practical suggestions on teaching writing in the classroom that you can use the very next day. This week in the Writing Master series, Jim Burke offers five ways students can manage both school and life.

“Many students admit to struggling with their management of time, attention, and workload especially throughout the process of writing a paper. Their inability to figure out basic skills, such as planning, hinders their ability to focus on learning.”

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Writing Masters: Zooming In On Conferring

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With classroom-tested tips from our Curricular Resources authors on how to improve your teaching at any grade level, each Writing Masters installment will share author insights and practical suggestions on teaching writing in the classroom that you can use the very next day. This week in the Writing Master series, Laura Robb discusses three types of writing workshop conferences, and then offers some preparation tips.

Circulating among students throughout the writing process informs you of their strengths and needs and enables you to intervene and scaffold when necessary.—Laura Robb

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Writing Masters: Conferring with Students Across the Writing Process

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With classroom-tested tips from our Curricular Resources authors on how to improve your teaching at any grade level, each Writing Masters installment will share author insights and practical suggestions on teaching writing in the classroom that you can use the very next day. This week in the Writing Master series, Carl Anderson describes the conversational moves he uses in student conferences.

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Writing Masters: Power Writes—Every Subject, Every Day!

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With classroom-tested tips from our Curricular Resources authors on how to improve your teaching at any grade level, each Writing Masters installment will share author insights and practical suggestions on teaching writing in the classroom that you can use the very next day. This week in the Writing Master series, Linda Hoyt introduces us to Power Writes, an effective classroom writing exercise.

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Writing Masters: Using Mentor Texts With Young Writers

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With classroom-tested tips from our Curricular Resources authors on how to improve your teaching of writing at any grade level, each Writing Masters installment will share author insights and practical suggestions on teaching writing in the classroom that you can use the very next day. This week in the Writing Master series, Ralph Fletcher asks, "When is a mentor text helpful to a student and when is it an anchor that weighs that student down?"

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