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  • Chapter 6--Setting Criteria

    Do you use rubrics or a set of criteria with your students related to their writing assignments? Do you involve students in the development of either rubrics or establishing criteria?
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    • Chapter 5--Writing Philosophy

      In Chapter 5, Laura Robb briefly discusses writing philosophies and how high stakes assessments and accountability can get in the way of what we know to be best practices in teaching writing. Robb states, "I do know t...
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      • Chapter 4--Powerful Writing Every Day

        This week's discussion prompt is two-fold but inter-related.   First, Robb indicates that "major studies show that a process approach to writing is the most effective form of writing instruction" (p. 106). Do yo...
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        • Chapter 3--Use of Mentor Texts

          Share your own experiences with using mentor texts in the classroom. What has worked and what doesn't? What do you see as the real benefits for students?   If you haven't used mentor texts, explore how you might...
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          • Chapter 2--Creative & Analytic Writing

            Laura Robb talks a great deal about student choice in this chapter and how we might "reshape" writing curriculum for the 21st century. How do you "honor the needs of middle school students" in your writing classroom? ...
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            • Student Engagement

              Let's take a crack at the discussion prompt that Laura Robb poses on pg. 33.   Consider your current approach to teaching writing. Think about how you might increase your students' engagement in writing at schoo...
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              • Introductions of Group Members

                Hi Everyone! As we get started with our Laura Robb book study group, please take a few moments to introduce yourself and share something you love about your current teaching position.     As you all know, ...
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