- Seven Reforms Needed in Education - January 10, 2017
- Stop Censoring Our Classrooms - March 7, 2016
- Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences - October 16, 2015
- My Experience with TNCore - the Tennessee State Standards - September 15, 2015
- Tips for Choosing a Novel to Study - June 9, 2015
- Choosing the Right High School Reading Intervention Program - April 30, 2015
- Four Things Teachers Should Try Before Removing a Student - April 6, 2015
- Dear 'Bad Students': Prove Us Wrong - March 12, 2015
- Improving Education: Response to Joel Klein - February 26, 2015
- Writing Hacks for Grades 9-12 - February 12, 2015
Stage 5 – Support
Students are writing daily, receiving less and less instruction and reminders from you about what to do. By writing daily, I do not mean writing full-fledged essays. Instead, I mean simply responding to text in something as simple as a paragraph. But the writing must match the mode you’re trying to teach. I like to have students write smaller responses to a big reading selection and then gather those responses into an essay at the end of the reading. Once the teacher feels that students can respond to the writing prompts independently, it is time to move on.
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