For many students, putting pen to paper can be downright scary! As teachers, we are not powerless in this situation. In fact, what we do early on in the school year can make a world of difference. If we can create a space of trust, where students can show up again and again fully aware of their challenges, and write despite them, writing growth will happen. By establishing a strong community of writers at the onset of the year, students build writing resilience.
2020 had many educators rethinking each practice and the place it holds for a well-developed reading instructional experience. Patty McGee shares essential practices to help your students continue to develop as readers, supporting in-person, distance, or hybrid learning.