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It’s that time again! Today is WNW!

Writer’s Notebook Wednesdays

Please use Mr. Linky to link us to your writer’s notebook entry or just leave a comment with your entry pasted in to the comment box.

We look forward to reading all of the wonderful things you’re writing about.

Need inspiration before you get started? If so, here’s a link to my WN entry and to Ruth’s entry.

Finally, feel free to click on the Technorati Link below so that you may tag your post as a Writer’s Notebook Wednesday Entry Post.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

7 thoughts on “It’s that time again! Today is WNW! Leave a comment

  1. Hi Stacey,

    I just read your comment on our BRG blog, thank you for offering your spelling list! I am looking for lists closer to a 1st or 2nd grade age level, if you have one along those lines I’d LOVE to see it!

    Thanks again,


  2. Writing on Water

    By Andi Neihoff

    “Wow!” I gasped

    As the curtain slid across the track

    Opening my eye’s to God’s beautiful painting of today

    Soft, warm hues of pink, orange, and yellow

    Brushed across his palette, the sky

    Puffy, white clouds

    Blotted the rays of color

    Into the distance

    My eyes seep in the view

    Noticing the crystal blue water

    Rippling toward the shore

    As I step onto the balcony

    A gentle breeze sweeps my hair against my cheek

    Awakening my senses

    Geese honk, “Good morning”

    To all of God’s creatures

    While they swoop down to gather their morning meal

    Pontoon boat motor’s muffled roar

    Ceases into the horizon

    The lake water tickles my nose

    Reminding me of my mission

    Here at Paris Landing-the Writing on Water Retreat

    My mouth waters in anticipation

    I can’t get mr. linky to LINK


  3. I have been working on this narrative in my notebook along with my class. Here goes:

    Missions Work at ECV

    Sweat is beading on my forehead. My heart pounds on my insides (thump, thump, thump). I think my stomach may burst. Two loving, gentle eyes greet me as I enter the village of orphans.
    There was a slight tug on my shorts directing my attention downward. Crispen was there with outstretched arems wanting me to hold him. Me. A complete stranger. He wanted me to hold him. I scooped him up with a whooch and felt instatnly like I belonged.
    Several otehr children gathered around the the playing began. The next hours were filled with laughter and joy. The kids gave me a tour. I took pictures to attempt to capture the moment. The children would squeal with excitement as they saw their image appear on the viewing screen; many seeing a picture for the first time. They took turns holding my hands as we moved and interacted.
    English verses Shona. Language didn’t matter. The pounding in my hear changed as I dove into the tiny lives surrounding me. I was elated….where will the kids take me? What will our next adventure be? Sure, something new will make me nervous, but I know my insides will change.


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