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“Teachers have hushed for too long.” Pernille Ripp said these words in her opening keynote for the Indiana State Literacy Association. I scribbled them in my notebook and they have… Read more Hush

A True Confession about Grading Student Writing

Here’s a BIG FIRST…I created a vlog! I hope you enjoy it. Let me know in the comments one of your grading nightmares, I mean stories, or  your current status when it comes to grading student writing. Also, I’m putting together a free mini-training called QUICK & MEANINGFUL WRITING ASSESSMENT for my Email Pals. If you don’t get notes from me delivered to your inbox, sign up with the form below. Plus you can check out a lot other awesome resources I’ve created to help make teaching writers manageable and… Read more A True Confession about Grading Student Writing