Intermediate Daily 5 Fostering Independent Literacy Learning in Grades 3-6Grade(s): 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Topic(s): Teaching Writing, Teaching Reading
Imagine a classroom where there is a quiet, purposeful hum of literacy activity during workshops. Students read, write, and work with classmates independently. All this activity takes place with little monitoring from the teacher, who is busy conferring with students or meeting with small groups.
Joan Moser and Gail Boushey are known simply as "The Sisters" to the teachers they have worked with in Washington state and throughout the country. They are biological sisters, and elementary teachers with over forty years of teaching experience between them. They are nationally known consultants specializing in literacy, assessment, and creating lovely spaces for learning in classrooms.
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