Day by Day Main Post

This year, I’ll be studying writing workshop and reflecting on my practice using Day by Day, by Ruth Ayres and Stacey Shubitz. From this page, you should be able to access my posts for each chapter and each cycle.

I went one cycle at a time, so please note that all chapter 1 cycles won’t be complete, for example, until close to the end of the year. Please join me, and comment as you see fit!

Chapter 1: Routines

  • Cycle 1: Revving Up (August 29 – September 9)
  • Cycle 2: Writer’s Notebooks (November 21 – December 2)
  • Cycle 3: Publishing Celebrations (February 27 – March 9)

Chapter 2: Mini-Lessons

  • Cycle 1: Meaningful Mini-Lessons (September 12 – September 23)
  • Cycle 2: Teaching Conventions in Mini-Lessons (December 5 – December 16)
  • Cycle 3: Making Our Teaching Stick (March 12 – March 23)

Chapter 3: Choice

  • Cycle 1: Physical Choices (September 26 – October 7)
  • Cycle 2: Moving Toward Independence (January 2 – January 13)
  • Cycle 3: Living the Life of a Writer (March 26 – April 13, no posts during Spring Break)

Chapter 4: Mentors

  • Cycle 1: Students as Mentors (October 10 – October 21)
  • Cycle 2: Teachers as Mentors (January 16 – January 27)
  • Cycle 3: Published Authors as Mentors (April 16 – April 27)

Chapter 5: Conferring

  • Cycle 1: Conferring Basics (October 24 – November 4)
  • Cycle 2: Peer Conferring (January 20 – February 10)
  • Cycle 3: Lifting the Level of our Conferences (April 30 – May 11)

Chapter 6: Assessment

  • Cycle 1: Formative Assessment (November 7 – November 18)
  • Cycle 2: Summative Assessment (February 13 – February 24)
  • Cycle 3: Standardized Tests (May 14 – May 25)

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  1. In July I was a part of a group of 5 that attended a Units of Study (based on Lucy Calkins’ writers workshop series) class put on for those of us at Adelaide that are piloting a daily writing program this year. I think it would fit with your project for the year. I received the whole box of Intermediate Units of Study. Could this be a focus of our PLC’s this year?

    1. Neat! I think it would be a great focus for us — Sarah and I were sort-of trained in the Units of Study a few years ago, but I know I haven’t used them as well as I could. We also have access to the primary set too, if need be.

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