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Posts from the ‘Writerly Teaching’ Category

A Writerly Life: Wisdom from Donald Graves

Teachers can empower their students with conventions.

-Kelly Virgin (2016 facilitator of Grammar Matters)

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A Writerly Life: Wisdom from Kate Messner

This quote removes the fear and turns revision into something powerful and celebrated.

Jen Greene (2016 facilitator of Grammar Matters)

Messner's Magical Revision

A Writerly Life: Wisdom from Lynne Dorfman and Diane Dougherty

The children in our classrooms need to be encouraged to tell their stories, and when they do we must cherish and respect those stories, not simply mark them up with a red pen.

-Melinda Sterenczak (2016 participant of Grammar Matters)

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A Writerly Life: Wisdom from James Britton

We must always encourage our students to discuss their ideas because the “sea of talkstrengthens their writing and fosters intrinsic motivation.  

-Lauren Heimlich Foley (2016 participant of Grammar Matters)

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A Writerly Life: Wisdom from Georgia Heard

Writing should be expressive and enjoyable – a way to share your feelings and ideas.

-Shannon DeGeorge (2016 participant of Grammar Matters)

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A Writerly Life: Wisdom from Brian Kelley

Let’s encourage our young authors by supporting their grammar and writing needs! We aren’t born knowing. We need teachers to show us the joy of learning; never lose sight of that.

-Kamal Hassan (2016 participant of Grammar Matters)

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