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A Writing Activity: New Year, Dream Big!

Very soon, many of us will return back to school and greet the smiling faces of our students whom we have not seen since 2017. Granted, the time spent apart is much shorter than a summer break, but brings with … Continue reading

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7 Characteristics to Look For when Purchasing New Curriculum/Programs

It’s that time of the year again when schools across the country are looking to purchase new curriculum and programs. Often times the big rocks that make things best for kids are masked by bells and whistles. Part of my … Continue reading

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Educators Sharing #WhyIWrite to Celebrate The National Day on Writing

In 2009, the Senate passed a resolution recognizing October 20 as the National Day on Writing. Every year, thousands of educators, students, and writers celebrate by tweeting reasons why they write using the hashtag #WhyIWrite. Celebrations and activities are planned … Continue reading

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What Gift Does Your Content Area Give to Children?

Creativity, Problem-Solving, Self-Expression, Lifelong Communication Skills, Science, Thrive not Just Survive, Communication through Images; these thoughts, along with numerous other words and phrases that were shared, are gifts teachers give to their students through their content areas. Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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RAFT Prompts & Technology: Writing to Learn Across the Disciplines

Students need an arsenal of literacy strategies to apply in their personal and academic lives. The ability to locate, evaluate, synthesize, analyze, and compose content across multiple communication platforms demand educators to reevaluate their role in literacy. Middle school and … Continue reading

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