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. They were so jazzed about it.
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 that I want to share. It was an honor having Jeff join us in SBISD 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. (See below.)
|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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