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A Little Fall Voice

My students hate to write and it shows.  Those happy little writers in elementary school making their first board books have been sucked up into the morass of testing and spit back out as writing curmudgeons.  They have lost their voice when it comes to putting ideas down on paper. Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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Write to Fight

As NCTE’s National Day on Writing approaches, I’ve been reflecting on writing, its power, its many forms. But also, on how my own writing has changed and why teaching writing is more important now than ever. Many of us write to make sense of the world. And that’s our goal Read more…

By Jessica Salfia, ago
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Let’s Talk About Books!

I value my students’ identities as readers and writers and I have been consciously making changes in my classroom to reflect that.  My classroom climate is becoming one where a culture of reading is the norm and notthe exception.  My students pull out books at every opportunity and it fills Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago