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Teaching Paragraphing

Last night Annabel Hurlburt and I were talking about helping fourth grade writers organize their narratives with paragraphs. Annabel has done an incredible job of helping her students think in scenes and craft a story. As we were looking at some drafts, we realized starting new paragraphs wasn’t automatic for most writers in the room. I was reminded of the tricky nature of knowing when to start a new paragraph. Several years ago, I posed the question to Two Writing Teacher readers: How do you know when to start a… Read more Teaching Paragraphing


I’m glad you are here to celebrate! For more information, check out the CELEBRATE This Week page. Please use #clebratelu to share. What happens when you don’t want to celebrate? When you think you are too exhausted to celebrate? You CELEBRATE anyway! I’m keeping my brain focused on the things I can rave about this week. One.I had three conversations via Google Hangouts with educators across the country. They gave me energy and reminded me how very much I like working in a coach capacity. Thank you Katie, Colby, and… Read more CELEBRATE This Week X