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You won't believe how well they move.  Finally someone has come up with a great set of crutches.  Info on this can be seen on www.mashable.com. D. Martin

Finally, someone has reinvented the crutches

You won't believe how well they move. Finally someone has come up with a great set of crutches. Info on this can be seen on www.mashable.com. D. Martin

~  The dice decides which chore you get.

10 Creative Ways to Get Kids to Do Chores

Repin: "This is one of my now-favorite sites for Writer's Workshop ideas! Mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration!!), writer's notebook setup (binderized!), and more! Uh-mazing!"

Writing Workshop Series: Post #5 - How-To Writing & 2nd Grade Common Core EQs Freebie

Repin: "This is one of my now-favorite sites for Writer's Workshop ideas! Mini lessons, genre units (complete with publication and celebration!!), writer's notebook setup (binderized!), and more! Uh-mazing!"

Love these ideas for teaching kids to relax!  So important in our technology-focused, go-go-go society.

Love these ideas for teaching kids to relax! So important in our technology-focused, go-go-go society.

I think rubrics are a developmental thing and not all kids are ready to use them effectively in 3rd grade.    I feel that having 4 samples to compare their work to will make them much more accountable.    It’s visual. I will be able to say, “which sample does your writing most look like and why?” and ALL students can verbally respond to that. I don’t feel the same is true for a text-only rubric.

I think rubrics are a developmental thing and not all kids are ready to use them effectively in 3rd grade. I feel that having 4 samples to compare their work to will make them much more accountable. It’s visual. I will be able to say, “which sample does your writing most look like and why?” and ALL students can verbally respond to that. I don’t feel the same is true for a text-only rubric.

McElhinny's Center Stage: Expository Writing Materials

McElhinny's Center Stage: Expository Writing Materials

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