National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is coming up in November, and it's a wonderful opportunity for sustained writing and linking students with writers across the web. Katherine Sokolowski shares how it works, as well as tips for getting started.
In this conclusion to a whole-class demonstration lesson, Erin Quealy uses a Venn diagram to bring together student artifacts for a whole-class discussion of fiction and nonfiction after a minilesson and independent practice.
Erin Quealy circulates among student partnerships in her first-grade classroom, checking in to see how well individual students are understanding the different attributes of fiction and nonfiction after her minilesson. Others viewing the demonstration lesson observe, take notes, and interview students.