I really liked how he showed us authentic mentor expository text. We used these examples and tried them out on our own. This was very engaging.
|Jeff Anderson and Maureen Ucles|
In addition to that, I loved the idea of power writing. I have used this with my students. We used it the other day with our reading responses to what we read in ludic reading. They were so jazzed about and wanted to continue doing it the next day.
Overall, the day was great. I wasn't bored one time and I took copious notes. As I was going through my photos from my phone, I found a few photos that I want to share. It was an honor having Jeff join us and to get to talk to him. He is a great guy and fantastic staff developer. His books are nothing short of fantastic. Now he is an author of a middle school novel.
|Jeff Anderson's new book to released in August, 2015|
It will be out soon and I will definitely buy a copy to read and share with my students. It's pretty cool to say that I know the author! Pretty darn cool! Thanks Jeff!
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