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ILA E-ssentials

What's New in Literacy Teaching?

Writers' Workshop

Using Retro Ideas to Reenvision Student-Led Agendas

Brian Kissel, Erin Miller, & Jane Hansen

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Writers' Workshop - Using Retro Ideas to Reenvision Student-Led Agendas

What's Inside

Imagine a classroom in which instruction is driven not by district agendas but by students' needs and interests. The authors take you into one such classroom where students thrive in a Writers' Workshop. Student writers look to mentor texts and mentor authors to guide their own writing practices and set the agenda for writing conferences with the teacher as they strive to improve their compositions. Read about the importance of the Author's Chair, and how student sharing can influence and inspire other students' writings as well as the teacher's ideas for future minilessons.

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