"What have I been reading this summer? Some really good children's literature (for the Virginia Reader's Choice program),The Gollywhopper Games and Masterpiece along with the rest of the list for intermediate elementary students. As well as…"
Great perspective! Assessing students and letting that assessment drive instruction, what a concept. Using assessment meaningfully WIll help students perform well on those "mind-numbing" state tests and more importantly help them…"
I'm a 4th grade teacher who totally believes in the Reading/Writing workshop approach when teaching literacy. Students benefit so much from understanding how reading and writing are so logically connected. I tell my students upon entering my class that this year they are going to "read like a writer and write like a reader." To help them to make this important connection I teach using actual literature (I have over 3000 books in my class library) and teach writing using this literature as a model and their writing to apply what we are focusing on in the craft of writing. I am very passionate about what I do! My family would say I am obsessed with what I do.
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