Google+ Community

We will our work in a Google+ Community. We will upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links and “makes” here.

Golden Lines

Golden Lines

Here are some of my favorite lines from your reflections and other responses this Winter: “I would want my future students to have the same opportunity to share their writing with their classmates, family and friends, and to receive encouraging, positive feedback from everyone, including the teacher, so that they will feel encouraged to keep …

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Almost there!

Almost there!

Y’all did a great job working through your peer’s assignments and providing thoughtful encouragement and feedback to the teacher; thank you! As many of you mentioned, creating assignments and activities is so challenging! One of the things I often do is try out my own assignments. I learn a lot when I try to actually …

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Writing Activities: Ready For You To Try Out

Writing Activities: Ready For You To Try Out

Hi everyone, You’ve made some really cool prompts and activities for your peers. Love the book selections as your mentor texts…such a great range of books and ideas. You can see where you’ve incorporated ideas from About the Authors too. Well done. For today: It’s now time to write the activity your partner designed for you by …

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Writing Design Day!

Writing Design Day!

Hi nice people, Today is the day where you share an activity for your partner to try out. My favorite part of teaching (besides students, of course) is course design: I just love pouring over ideas and books, thinking about what we might do together in class, and knowing that I’ll learn from students. I’m …

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Last Week of Winter Session: Jan 13 reminders

Last Week of Winter Session: Jan 13 reminders

Hello everyone, Friendly reminders for today: Response to Chapters 6 & 7 and another response based on your impressions of the Common Core standards due tonight. Prompts on Make Cycle 4 page. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to fill out the Student Evaluation of Teaching for our course. You should have …

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Jan 8: Reminders & Updates

Jan 8: Reminders & Updates

Hello everyone, Here are your friendly, daily updates and reminders: Due by tonight: Response to the expository mentor texts (Dragonflies, new non-fiction children’s books, etc). What elements might you borrow? (see full prompt on the Make Cycle 2 page) Make 2! You can see a few options in the Make 2 Cycle instructions. Remember to …

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Make 1 info and other updates

Make 1 info and other updates

Hi everyone, Really beautiful work yesterday with the first chapter and the mentor texts. I updated grades in Blackboard and now need to finish commenting on your posts. I made a video this time with updates so that I could talk through the Make 1 plans. (video below) In the video, I mention a link …

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