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Freewrites

I just started free writes in my beginning classes, after months of stories. The kids love to write them. They love to count their words. One student, over the past three free writes (over a 2 week period) improved from

A great idea from Melissa Foltz, who is teaching (very cool!) over on this side of the world, in Oman: Students might be able to keep track of their writing progress, similar to when I used to have them keep a small