Revision and Junior High Writers

For the last three weeks of the semester, my seventh graders focused on revision. I’m ashamed to say I don’t think I have ever specifically taught revision. In other words, I may have told students to revise—or sometimes I revised their papers for them—but we never delved into it as a unit of study. Students had two […]

Build a Community of Readers? Yes, Please!

My grade 7  PLC has joyfully embarked upon a reading journey with our students (see previous Book Love entry). What do I mean by that? Well, we are systematically putting the reading back into our English curriculum. This may sound like a no duh! kind of situation to some people, but not to us. Time […]