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September 2017 eNewsletter

Tips for Constructive Writing Conferences

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Writing Giggle of the Month

Social Media Spotlight

PledgeCents Partnership
"Teachers have the privilege to empower children. The spark of inspiration is what students value a teacher for all their lives."
~Sadhguru

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Tips for Constructive Writing Conferences
Watch the video below to hear one of our professional development coaches share some tips for successful writing conferences.
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  1. Keep clear and concise notes.
  2. Teach students to work independently.
  3. Conference during Independent Practice.
  4. Differentiate your instruction.
Click below to download a customizable, digital conferencing notebook!
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Ready to learn more about CaptivationStation, our student writing and practice platform? Click the calendar to sign up for a free demo. Our Awareness Ambassadors, Blending Learning Specialists, and Professional Development Coaches are happy to share success stories with you and discuss ways that you can implement CaptivationStation into your classroom regardless of whether you have limited technology or 1:1 devices!
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Writing Giggle of the Month
Ethan, a first grader from Pittsburgh, is happy to be back to school because he likes to write. This is music to our ears!
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Do you have a funny or heartwarming student writing piece that you'd like to share? If so, email it to Karly@WriteStepsWriting.com to be featured in an upcoming eNewsletter!

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PledgeCents Partnership
Loving your experience with our free trial or want to use CaptivationStation but your district can't afford it? Because of our commitment to building empowered writers, we are now giving you the opportunity to raise funds with our partners at PledgeCents. To see how it works visit: http://edu.writestepswriting.com/pledgecents

We know that budgets are tight, but we don't want that to prevent your students from receiving the benefits of a quality writing program that they deserve. We have partnered with Pre K-12 crowdfunding experts to help you raise funds for WriteSteps' products.

If you or your school is interested in this funding opportunity, simply click https://www.pledgecents.com/signup/event/write-steps! It's quick and easy. You'll begin raising funds immediately.


"Thank you so much for the absolutely amazing opportunity to use WriteSteps this past year. Not only did I see huge growth in my students' writing, I feel that I blossomed as a writing teacher for the first time in my career that started in 1984...that's saying something! My favorite thing about using WriteSteps was how confident my students became. I could ask them to write anything, and the majority happily complied. Overall, this program was quite a highlight in my classroom this year."
~Laura Watkins, 4th Grade Teacher, Carver Elementary, Neosho, MO