Monthly Archive: January, 2008

New WN

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I purchased an extra Moleskine Notebook in August when I was buying for my students since they come in packs of three. I wasn’t sure I’d ever use the 21st one for myself,… Continue reading

This time, it’s great to be on the B-List!

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Ruth and I are flattered that over 100 people have linked to Two Writing Teachers, since we started blogging here a little over six months ago. We just found out yesterday that we’re… Continue reading

Teaching Fiction in a Pin-Drop, Silent Room

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WN Entry – Fiction pg. 1 Originally uploaded by teachergal Today’s Writing Workshop Teaching Point came right out of Calkins and Cruz’s Short Fiction Book – Session 1. While I used the skeleton… Continue reading

WNW: Pride

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A charge for today’s Writer’s Notebook Wednesday: Think about how proud you are of someone or something you’re proud of and write about it. My entry can be found by clicking here. Ruth’s… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: My Wedding Photos Arrived Online To Me Yesterday!!!

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WN Entry: Today’s Closing Circle

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I couldn’t be prouder of my students today. I felt the need to boast about them to my husband when I got home from work this evening since they had a very intense… Continue reading

Being inspired by a great picture book…

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Today was spent immersing my students in the short fiction genre by reading picture books. Here are the texts my students read and enjoyed either by themselves or with a partner: Beatrice’s Goat… Continue reading

Getting Ready to Launch a Short Fiction Unit of Study

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Touchstone Text: Knuffle Bunny Too — Craft Moves Chart Originally uploaded by teachergal One of the many books I’m going to use as a touchstone text is Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of… Continue reading

A New Look & Feel for TWT

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Ruth and I have been toying with the idea of changing the format of our blog. Well, this morning we finally did it. We’re using a new template on WordPress with TWO sidebars… Continue reading

Celebrating My Artsy Side

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I was talking to Ruth yesterday and realized I needed a place to “showcase” (I put that in quotes because I think it’s a bit ridiculous to use that word in this context)… Continue reading

I Am the Book

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I picked up a book of poetry edited Lee Bennett Hopkins, Wonderful Words, at the New England Mobile Book Fair earlier this month. It was one I hadn’t seen before. Everything inside of… Continue reading

Hooray! Hooray! My students are publishing tomorrow!

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I baked two kinds of cupcakes in honor of my students’ achievement. If this doesn’t say “I’m proud of your accomplishment,” then I don’t know what does! Dotted Decorations Tiny Sprinkles Waiting patiently… Continue reading

ruth’s wn entry: wordless wednesday

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Play along here — Wordless Wednesday

My Master Writer’s Notebook Is A…

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Well, it’s a disaster! Remember this past summer when I had this idea to recopy all of my old entries into one master writer’s notebook to use for demonstrations in my classroom? Well,… Continue reading

A Hiatus from WNW… Try out Wordless Wednesday This Week

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My Art Tools: Pastels, Erasers, & A Glass of Diet Coke Originally uploaded by teachergal Participate by clicking here. Writer’s Notebook Wednesday will be back next week.

Drafting a Solar System Book

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Tomorrow afternoon in Science Class I’m going to start teaching my kids how to transfer their note cards into details they can use in paragraphs for their Solar System Planet Book. Hence, I… Continue reading

Picture Books

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pic bk announcement Originally uploaded by teachergal Instead of writing short stories, we’re having our students write picture books. (Did this last year… loved it and HIGHLY recommend it.) In order to get… Continue reading

Need Inspiration?

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Look no further than In Other Words, which is a site that posts a quote daily and asks you to write off of that quote. Today’s quote comes from Norbert Platt and is… Continue reading

Today is NOT just another day off!

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Today is not a day for loafing around in pajamas. Today is not just a day for surfing the web. Today is not just a day for reading magazines on the couch. No,… Continue reading

share your stories.

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Sometimes I feel that as teachers we are so focused on preparing kids for the next level that we forget what writing can do for them right now.  And even more often, we forget… Continue reading