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June 23, 2017 It List

This week we look at writing motivation, for literacy leaders as well as students. If you'd prefer to read the newsletter online, click here.

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School Leaders and Written Communication

Jen Schwanke is horrified at the quality of writing she receives when she teaches a graduate course for school leaders. The experience gets her thinking about what motivates writers of all ages.

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Motivating Reluctant Writers in Third Grade (VIDEO)

Kathy Provost and a third-grade teaching team discuss how to motivate reluctant writers.

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Jump-Starting Student Writers

Melanie Meehan shares a simple coaching tool she uses to rev up young student writers.

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Expecting and Extending Grace

Amber Teamann finds getting pulled over for speeding is an excellent opportunity to reflect on her expectations for students and staff.

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This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it is done. It's that easy, and that hard.

                                                              Neil Gaiman

Are you new to literacy coaching or would you like a skills refresh? Join Jennifer Allen this summer for our online course Literacy Coach Jumpstart July 19-30. You'll get personal responses from Jen to all your questions, view three webcasts, and receive books, DVDs, and online resources. Click here for registration details.

Important Note: We're off for the next two weeks for our annual brief summer break, but we'll resume publication in mid-July.