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NELMS Upcoming Events

Summer Literacy Series with Keys to Literacy

July 27–30, 2015
Keys to Literacy offices
Rowley, MA
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Essential Literacy Instruction for
Middle School Teachers

November 6, 2015 and December 4, 2015
Wyndham Boston Andover, Andover, MA
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Middle Level Scheduling

2015-2016 dates are being planned.
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Call for 2016 Annual Conference Presenters

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NELMS NEWS NODE–(updated 7/23/15)
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Teacher Tip

Writers Block
You will encounter students who, out of fear, undeveloped skills, boredom, disbelief, stubbornness, or weariness – will be unwilling or unable to write. When kids won't write or think they can't, it is usually because they haven't been romanced. When they're stuck during writing go back and collect more ideas, read more examples, gather more words. Spend several writing sessions JUST on the motivation and collection stages of writing.
From : If You're Trying to Teach Kids How to Write, You've Gotta Have This Book!
Marjorie Frank.
Incentive Publications. 1979.

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