Monthly Archives: September 2013

Trust

Melanie’s post about building relationships reminded me of this Donald Graves’ quote in No Better Way to Teach Writing: “At the core of the conference is a teacher asking a child to teach her about the subject. The aim is … Continue reading

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Building Relationships

Mary Ellen Giacobbe once said, “Focus on the writer and the writing will come.” This truth guides all of my writing conferences with students. In kindergarten I work hard to help children view themselves as writers. As they begin to … Continue reading

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Helping Young Writers

Helena Elementary School is a place where children are heard.  It’s a place where young writers are honored for all they can do and for all that is possible.  Children have so much to share and so much to say.  … Continue reading

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