Include Publishing: The  +1 of 6+1 Writing

Include Publishing: The +1 of 6+1 Writing

The trait of presentation impacts the overall look of the product. It includes layout, design, color, white space, penmanship, typography, etc. To encourage her fifth grade students to do their best on their final copies, Ashley Gustin of East Elementary (Pendleton,...
Generate More First Drafts Than Final Drafts

Generate More First Drafts Than Final Drafts

Generate More First Drafts Than Final Drafts Mar 5, 2019 | [Writing] FAQ: How many times a year should students produce a final draft? ANSWER: The simple answer is that we should walk students through the entire writing process three to four times throughout the...
Digitize Student Portfolios with Seesaw

Digitize Student Portfolios with Seesaw

Paper portfolios, a staple in the classroom for many years, provide insight into self-reflection and personal growth. However, digital portfolios have become a natural extension with notable benefits such as embedded hyperlinks, easy updating, and broad accessibility....
Publish Writing on the Bulletin Board

Publish Writing on the Bulletin Board

For some reason, posting writing on a hallway bulletin board frequently elicits conversation. Some folks think that if it’s in the hallway it should be error-free and perfect. Others feel that this is a celebration of learning and the current level of...