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All About Critique Groups (and a chance to connect!)

All About Critique Groups (and a chance to connect!)

Some of you have been thinking you'd like to get together with other like-minded teacher-writers to form critique groups, and that's a great idea. Let's talk about how critique groups ...

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Teachers Write 7/30/14 – Q and A Wednesday

Teachers Write 7/30/14 - Q and A Wednesday

Welcome to another Q and A Wednesday!  Guest authors Kim Norman and Jody Feldman are here to answer your questions today. Teachers & librarians – Feel free to ask your questions ...

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Teachers Write 7/29/14 – Tuesday Quick-Write

Teachers Write 7/29/14 - Tuesday Quick-Write

I'm cheating a little....Today's Tuesday Quick-Write is really the second part of our nonfiction double feature from guest author Lola Schaefer. Lola is the author of some of my favorite non-fiction ...

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Teachers Write 7/28/14 – Mini-Lesson Monday

Teachers Write 7/28/14 - Mini-Lesson Monday

Good morning - I hope everyone had  a great weekend! Ready to write?  You can check out Jo's Monday Morning Warm-Up to get your fingers stretched.  And our mini-lesson is ...

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Teachers Write 7/25/14 – Friday Feature with Kat Yeh

Teachers Write 7/25/14 - Friday Feature with Kat Yeh

Happy Friday, everyone!  You'll want to visit Gae's blog for Friday Feedback today. Even if you're not quite ready to share, it's so interesting to see what others are sharing ...

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