Scaffold Writing Experiences

Scaffold Writing Experiences

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Create Simple Summaries with Pyramids

Create Simple Summaries with Pyramids

You may already be familiar with the idea of Information Pyramids. It’s a favorite strategy for getting students to summarize a main idea and to include some specific supporting details. Many teachers have enjoyed success using this with their students. So if...
Consider the Frequency of Grading Writing

Consider the Frequency of Grading Writing

FAQ: How often should you finish and grade writing assignments? Right now my students have several assignments going that I haven’t collected or graded. Is this normal? ANSWER: Okay, first, for the short answer–consider requiring 1-2 finished...