Daily Archive: February 18, 2008

WNW Charge: Quote

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Ruth and I are both fans of quotations. We even have an entire page devoted to quotes we love. Lisa Meyer compiled a book entitled Quotes for Kids: Today’s Interpretations of Timeless Quotes… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story: Rain, Rain, Go Away

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It was hard to fall asleep last night since the rain kept tap-tap-tapping on the ledge outside my window. I woke up this morning to the same persistent tapping. Unable to fall back… Continue reading

News Article

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I received the ASCD SmartBrief today and followed the link to read this article in The New York Times. After learning about the ways in which French 5th graders are going to be… Continue reading

Why am I writing this over and over again?

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After hearing about Janet Angelillo’s new book from Ruth, I went online and started reading the sample chapter. I started thinking about the fact that each and every day I write down what… Continue reading

New Book.

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I was looking for a sample chapter from Janet Angelillo’s book Writing About Reading:  From Book Talk to Literary Essays, Grades 3 -8 .  Although I did find the sample chapter, more importantly,… Continue reading

Writing Fiction? Take the next step!

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My son loves-loves-loves books.  This steals my heart.  It also allows me even more time to read children’s books.  What I’ve noticed is my desire to dive in and write fiction. I know… Continue reading

confidence.

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I had an interesting phone call yesterday afternoon.  Upon answering the phone, the voice on the other end identified herself and went on to tell me, “I’m not sure why I feel the… Continue reading