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Writer's Workshop is off to a good start in my class! 
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9/17/16
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I have tried something a bit different for a micro progression. I'm working with a 7th grader in writing and he uses simple, sometimes repetitive sentences. We need to work on adding sentence variety and improve his word choice. My goal is for him to pick one sentence in every paragraph he has written in an essay to improve. So this micro progression has 5 levels. I am hoping to give him a tool to work on two writing traits simultaneously, review parts of speech and integrate using resources like a thesaurus all in a single mini-lesson.

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#cyberPD  I did not participate this summer with DIY Literacy (I read the book and many posts, but didn't write about it) because I was traveling. I am home now and school starts next week. I am trying to be more organized about the #DigiLitSunday  round up at my blog. Posts will begin again on Sunday, Aug. 7th. Please consider joining the group. If you blog about digital literacy, link up with us and share. Post your information in this Google doc. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Lb3ieAeei_yO7-X_-vnbwgKhVrwmMjMRKZTTR2e1bUA/edit?usp=sharing

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I wanted to share this bookmark that a student I am tutoring made this morning! We have been working on planning paragraphs and then building an essay with an introduction, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. She made this to remind herself on what she needs to have when she plans a paragraph. (I use these "icons" for reminders to students when they plan: "circle" for main idea/topic sentence, lines for details (I encourage 3), and a "triangle" for a wrap up sentence.)
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I am so upset that I missed the Twitter chat last night! My foot surgery recovery has been a rough one and last night it won. 😓 I will make sure I read the tweets and storify it! 

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Here's my share out on chapters five and six. I especially thank all of you. Your posts are so full of information and there is powerful learning from you all! 

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Here is a micro-progression chart I had made from Vistaprint where I can simply change the post it notes for various micro-progressions. I created 3 different styles. Here is one and how I intend to use it this year.

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Please share any questions you'd like to discuss at Wednesday's chat with authors Kate Roberts and Maggie Roberts. 
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I am late to the gate with this final post! But, here it is...and now I look forward to reading what everyone else has to say!

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It looks like I am not the only one feeling a little behind this week. I appreciate the flexibility of this group. Thank you +Cathy Mere +Michelle Nero +Laura Komos for organizing this group and keeping us moving with the twitter chats. (Even though I haven't been available to participate in chats.)
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