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Lee Ann Spillane
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Lean In
Did you see Fran McVeigh's post today about books she will read? If you haven't, jump over there. Go now. I'll wait. I love so much about what Fran wrote today about reading and record keeping. I love how she gets to the heart of what's really going on with...

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Language Shakespeare, Language
Picture this: twenty-eight students sitting in the semi-darkness of a high school classroom,  midday. Some sit on the rug, some in the U-shape made by desks, some at tall tables. All look to the screen and watch the second half of the first act of Macbeth ....

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Tunnel Vision
You take risks and you face the consequences. Tomorrow I am having surgery on my left wrist. It's going to be easy, an outpatient procedure to release the nerve. I have carpal tunnel syndrome in my left wrist. My right wrist suffered similarly but I had tha...

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Grade the Learning
Overheard after school: "I don't understand why I have a B in that class when she says I'm one of her best students!"  Kids get frustrated by grades. Parents do too. Understanding and knowing what grades actually represent is tricky. One of my mentors used ...

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Books Walk
At the end of the week, kids often check out a book from the media center or our classroom library. I expect kids to read two books a month. They have reading homework five days a week for a half an hour a day. How I monitor that reading is the stuff of ano...

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On the Ladder
It's March! That means the readers in my room are starting to make interesting choices when it comes to the books they read. This time of year many kids start reaching--stretching themselves as readers by choosing texts that challenge them. I've noticed it ...

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Book Talks Matter: 1 of 31 slices for the March Slice of Life story challenge hosted by Two Writing Teachers.

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Book Talks Matter
Thanks to the Two Writing Teachers Team,   Stacey ,  Betsy ,  Dana ,  Tara ,  Beth ,  Anna ,  Kathleen  &  Deb , for  creating community and hosting a weekly Slice of Life link up.   Discover more at Two Writing Teachers .  Every class period begins with re...

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