Zero to 60: Volume in Writing

From zero to sixty in just under a minute?  Sure, its no record if you’re a race car driver.  But for words on a page, 60 wpm ain’t too shabby. With a focus on workshop as our instructional model this year, a trend is emerging.  With the  structures of Daily Five lifted out of the…

Ah-Ha Moment (#TCRWP)

In the spirit of Kylene and Bob’s signposts and the way they advocate that, as readers, we watch for our own experience of the signposts as much as we notice when authors give these experiences to their characters, I move beyond page vi in A Guide to the Reading Workshop in TCRWP’s Primary Reading UoS….

The Wizard of UoS

“A Guide to the Reading Workshop” begins with Lucy’s A Note to My Readers.  I’d like to begin in the same way.  Yes, Lucy, with A Note to Your Readers, enhanced by guiding questions from Kylene and Bob’s Disrupting Thinking.  (If you missed the beginning of my Adventures in UoS, you may want to click here.) A Note…

Adventures in UoS

In a few weeks I will launch into the Teachers’ College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP)’s Reading Units of Study (UoS).  And to say that I am tentative would be an understatement. I have twice attended Lucy’s workshops and twice been–in a word–disenchanted, not with the intent of her work, but with the feeling that…