Engaged Community

Recommended Practice: Create an engaged community of writers.

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Creating an Engaged Community of Writers

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This recommended practice focuses on how teachers can foster an engaged community of writers by writing together with students, providing choice, and encouraging collaboration and feedback among...

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Creating a Place Where Students Feel Like Writers

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One member of the IES Panel explains why developing a collaborative community of writers is necessary to have engaged writers. She discusses the various ways a teacher can create a safe and...

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Expert Interview

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That's What Community Is All About

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One teacher describes how she creates a classroom community of writers where students feel safe. The teacher explains the importance of sharing ideas and modeling for students. She also details the...

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School Example

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There Is a Larger Audience

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Teachers illustrate what they do to create a community of writers in which their students feel comfortable and safe. Activities such as "Author's Chair" and "Publishing Parties" are important for...

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School Example

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Giving Students a Choice

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A teacher discusses the importance of giving students a choice over what to write about, what to write with, and where to sit when they are writing. When given these choices, students are able to...

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School Example

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Tips for Using an Author's Chair Activity

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Learn how Author's Chair can be implemented in an elementary school classroom. To learn more about how this teacher uses Author's Chair, view the presentation, There Is a Larger...

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Sample Material

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Parent Letter

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Review this parent letter to learn how one teacher engages parents in building an engaged community of writers. To learn more about building an engaged community of writers, view the presentations,...

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Sample Material

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Developing a Shared Writing Assignment

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This tool provides a framework for planning lessons in which students collaborate to develop a shared piece of writing. Watch the presentation, Creating an Engaged Community of Writers, to learn...

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Tool

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Teacher Self-Reflection: Building a Community of Writers

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Teachers can use this tool to reflect on strategies they use to build an engaged community of writers. To learn more about these strategies, watch Giving Students a Choice, There Is a Larger...

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Tool

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