Hi, Angela. I am back. I recently found out that we will be going to differentiated instruction (so that means I will have one class all day and the ability grouping is out). In a way, I am more excited about this because I can really start to implement a reader's workshop. I have a question..we will still have a separate class for writing. When implementing a writer's workshop, that is a part of reader's workshop time, right? I am nervous about teaching writing and would love any advice on mini lessons or professional books on writing. I spent all morning saving some mini lessons and things about writing and some of Lucy Calkins units but I am getting the feeling that might be a task to implement. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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