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Old 12-23-2005, 07:29 AM
 
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I encountered Lucy Calkins during my national writing workshop class. I didn't find it useful for middle school. Nancy Atwell was more geared for middle school, but she based her findings on her charter school, which is a LOT different than our population.

The key is that NOTHING works with all kids all the time. I pick what works for my kids and drop/modify what doesn't.

Mini-lessons actually CAN work quite well, but it does take a lot of extra time and energy for the teacher to learn what the kids need and for the kids go tet used to it.

Good luck!
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