In the first of two articles about conferencing with middle grades writers, teacher-author Marilyn Pryle identifies a pair of critical elements that need to be present in early conversations: (1) praise; and (2) a focus on meaning – not grammar.
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Good writing has a theme. It’s the heartbeat of any essay or story. ELA teacher-author Marilyn Pryle shares her strategies to help students write more thematically.
The 2nd edition of What A Writer Needs is even better than the first, says ELA teacher Rachel Small. It blends Ralph Fletcher’s wisdom with excellent teaching tools.
Marilyn Pryle’s book provides all the tools for successful Writing Workshops, says reviewer Nicole Melody, including ideas about finding time for conferencing.
Nancy Jennison shows how effective test taking strategies can be interwoven into an authentic reading & writing program, says Linda Biondi.