The Quickwrite Handbook by Linda Rief

Image: Henemann What are quickwrites?  They are quick 3 minute bursts of writing done in response to poem, short text, question, picture or video.  They can be used to get students thinking about a topic, theme, genre or author’s craft.  The writing springs from the pen and the only rule is to keep writing.  The […]

Webinar Review: Fountas and Pinnell: Levels are a Teacher’s Tool, not a Child’s Label

Image: Fountas and Pinnell Twitter: Reading levels, to my great dismay, have escaped the bookroom and teachers’ notebooks and found their way into classroom libraries, progress reports and even children’s vocabulary, as in “I’m a Level Q.  What are you?” Fountas and Pinnell presents a webinar to address this growing problem. Reading levels, those letters […]