Monthly Archives: February 2011


The Six Traits of Writing (Ruth Culham) are the basis of all good writing, from kindergarten to university. I teach the Six Traits to all my Grade 8s in September using picture books and refer to them with all my … Continue reading

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Sorry! There’s no seating plan in Ms. Hansen’s class.

We sit in pairs for “think-pair-share”; threes for peer editing; fours for small group work; and “theatre style” for drama and debate. There are other formations too, but these are the main ones.

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