The purpose of this blog is to provide a space to share teaching ideas that deal with writing - K to 12.
Recently, I have been working in schools, implementing the Calkins' Units of Study that are aligned with the CCSS. This program and the rubrics that accompany it are often used as a framework to meet proficiency guidelines.
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Sunday, November 1, 2009
Update on Jay M.S.
Like our students, the Jay teachers and I review our process at the end of each one of our sessions. After our last coaching day, we reflected on the teachers' needs, and decided to adjust our format. I will now be meeting with individual teachers to review lessons and brainstorm instructional strategies pertinent to 6+1 traits. This will be helpful for us, since all writing lessons can be used to teach a variety of the traits - the teacher choosing the focus based on students' needs. This will be followed by coaching visits.