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Tips for Using an Author's Chair Activity

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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02/26/2014
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Parent Letter

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,...

Sample Material
Document
02/26/2014
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That's What Community Is All About

That's What Community Is All About

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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01/31/2014
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There Is a Larger Audience

There Is a Larger Audience

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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01/31/2014
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Giving Students a Choice

Giving Students a Choice

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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01/31/2014
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