The Olympics and Anchor Texts

Aug 5, 2012 by

I have taken an unplanned writing sabbatical this summer.  Well, not actually a writing sabbatical—just a blogging one.  I have spent a good portion of my summer writing materials for upcoming seminars, which has left no time to add content to my blog or website.  I am hoping to change that in the upcoming weeks because I miss this type of writing and because I have had so many learning experiences in the past few months that are worth writing about and sharing! So let me begin by sharing a recent experience.  I spent two weeks in July presenting conferences for 3rd-5th grade teachers.  I led sessions on a variety of literacy topics.  In several sessions for both writing and reading, I shared about the importance of using anchor texts and anchor experiences as...

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