Glogging looks like fun! I will definitely check it out. For several years now (over a decade!), I've started the first day of school with the 5x8 card interview strategy Linda Rief describes in her book, Seeking Diversity. The question-talk-refocus-talk-write procedure is perfect for introducing how we'll write all year, and I get lots of good information about my students on the very first day. It works with elementary students through first year college comp students to returning adult students in a non-credit writing course. Rief teaches middle school, so it's perfect for sixth graders! Have a great start to your year!
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