Janiel Wagstaff

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Let's Talk Word Sorts

Janiel Wagstaff October 10th, 2016

Let’s talk word sorts. If you’re using them in your classroom, you already LOVE them. But, of course, sometimes problems arise.

Peer-to-peer sharing: When students spread reading love

Janiel Wagstaff May 29th, 2014

Great power for spreading the joy of reading lies within the hands of our students. As teachers we read aloud passionately several times daily, give gotta’-get-my-hands-on...

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Tips for teaching conventions and grammar in real writing contexts

Janiel Wagstaff March 5th, 2014

Cheryl’s eyes bugged out a bit as she perused her students’ writing. “Why do their pieces look like this? Where are the capitals, the punctuation? I teach mechanics and...

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