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blog postHeart Mapping at Home with Georgia Heard
Download three free heart maps and watch related videos to inspire your students' writing. (PDF)
blog postLearn about two interactive sites perfect for distance learning with Marilyn Pryle
Download "How to Use FlipGrid and Edmodo with Google Classroom for Effective Distance Learning" (PDF)
blog postWriting Poems in a Pandemic by Carol Jago

Help students reflect with poetry.

Download "Writing Poems in a Pandemic by Carol Jago" (PDF)
blog postIdeas for Jumpstarting Writing at Home

Linda Rief shares writing ideas and mentor texts to support remote learning.

Download "Ideas for Jumpstarting Writing at Home" (PDF)
blog postClassroom Essentials: A Teacher's Guide to Writing Conferences

Carl Anderson explains the underlying principles and reasons for conferring with students, and how to make writing conferences a part of your daily routine.

blog postPodcast: Does the design of an assignment impact the quality of a student’s work?

Jim Burke finds that the design of an academic assignment, from the layout to the words used, is critical to how well a student preforms throughout their academic journey.

blog postFrom the Blog; Crossing the Creative Desert

Heinemann Fellow Brian Melton remembers his experiences in school and discusses the importance of creativity in the ELA classroom.

VideoJennifer Serravallo explains her Writing Goals in Detail

Listen to Jen Serravallo explain her 10 primary writing goals in detail.

blog postTeaching Nonfiction Revision A Professional Writer Shares Strategies, Tips, and Lessons

Dozens of lessons from Sneed Collard's professional writing experience along with Vicki Spandel's classroom-savvy tips give you the nuts and bolts of teaching revision.

blog postHeinemann Fellow Brian Melton discusses creativity in the ELA classroom

Read about the learning progression for writing process to understand how children grow as writers.

VideoSetting High Expectations for Student Writers

Lucy Calkins, series editor of the Units of Study for reading, writing, and phonics, discusses how setting high expectations for your students can help raise the level of student achievement.

Learn more about the Writing Units of Study

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