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Mrs. Coomer may be new to teaching, but she and her students are not new to reading like a writer! Check out her students' "Noticings of Feature Articles." For the past week, this Upper Primary class has been spending their time reading, coding/"marking up the text", and discussing model texts during their writing workshop. Each day they have taken the time to immerse themselves in this genre of writing to learn as much as they could about it before writing their own. It's something Katie Wood Ray, author of Wonderous Word: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom, promised would dramatically enhance our students' writing, and something teachers at BES find incredibly effective. What schema our little ones already have... and they have yet to write their own!
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