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A Retrospective of Posts

I was on Bethany’s Blog this morning and came across a meme. Since I woke up around 4:00 a.m. this morning (couldn’t sleep), I decided to give it a whirl. So, here I am!

Here’s the drill with the meme:

Go back through your archives and post the links to five of your favorite blog posts. For me, I dug back. WAY back to the beginning. Mostly because none of those posts are labeled/tagged. Why not give a little love to the beginning. You can link to anything in your archive…
–Bethany at Mommy Writer

So, here goes with my

1. An Overuse of Craft Is…: I forgot all about this craft lesson!!! This post will either make you laugh or will make you really raise your eyebrows. Do read through to the end so you get the full picture of what went on that day last June!

2. Leaving New York City: This post only makes sense if you read the one that preceded it. Hence, please click here to read my post about “Moving” before you click on the “Leaving New York City” link.

3. Slice of Life Writing: This is how the whole SLICE OF LIFE STORY CHALLENGE started. Nice to reflect on how it all began…

4. Thanksgiving: A List Poem: This was a nice reminder, to me, of all of the things I’m thankful for every day, not just on Thanksgiving.

5. The Rules of Writing Poetry: One of my fifth grade students, who was part of DEAL WITH IT!, put together a list of “rules” for writing poetry. They’re the complete antithesis of what many of my elementary school teachers taught me. I was completely inspired by her list and posted it when we started Two Writing Teachers last June. I’m glad I had the chance to revisit it this morning.

I’m tagging the following bloggers for this:

  • Criss Stitch Drama Queen
  • HipWriterMama
  • Mary Lee & Franki at A Year of Reading
  • MotherReader
  • NYC Educator
  • If you weren’t tagged (I could only tag five people!), then please still have-a-go with this! Leave a comment here after you post your retrospective so I can read your favorite posts. 🙂

    Stacey Shubitz View All

    I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades 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).

    5 thoughts on “A Retrospective of Posts Leave a comment

    1. Just found this (links aren’t coming through on Google Alerts OR on Technorati…what’s a girl to DO??) 🙂 Uh…maybe read some blogs now and then?!?! We’ll get right on it. Thanks for tagging us!


    2. it’s good to occassionally highlight your best content; it can really draw a casual reader into your orbit. It’s also an opportunity to realy reflect on what you’ve done, and where your blog might be headed.


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