One of my kiddos posted a poem (which was shown to me when it was in draft form a couple of weeks ago) this morning. I’m exceedingly flattered that I’m … Continue Reading Posting Poems
Today’s Writing Workshop lesson went soooo well. I had never had kids write about quotations before, but it was such a success! I look forward to folding this lesson into … Continue Reading Quotes & Poetry
Fall 2006. One of my talented former students, who was part of the Extended Day Program, decided to undertake an independent writing project similar to Lisa Meyer’s Book Quotes for … Continue Reading Today’s Lesson Was Inspired By One of My Former Students
Caught Reading – Photo by A.R. (one of my students) Originally uploaded by teachergal Click on the photo to read the back story.
Let me just say, I spent the past 38 minutes writing a post in response to the comments left on Monday Musings, while periodically going upstairs and explaining to a 4 year … Continue Reading ugh —
Please add the following image to your post and/or link back to this post so folks can find other participants. Consider inviting-in someone new to the SOLSC Community. Know a … Continue Reading Slices of Life
Last week I blogged about summer writing loss. This is because I’m starting to get anxious about the school year ending since I feel like there isn’t enough time for … Continue Reading Reading and Writing Their Way Through Summer
Jacquie McTaggart published an article in Reading Today‘s April/May 2008 Issue entitled “Appeal to Students’ Pride with Online Book Reviews.” This was a timely article for me since I just … Continue Reading Writing About Reading: It’s Time to Kick It Up A Notch (or two)
So much good stuff, but there were a few funny mishaps from our Seder that I’m going to share this Tuesday as part of the: So, here goes… (1) NAPKINS … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slices of Life from Passover
Happy Monday! Sometimes I find myself editing the content of what I want to post because I feel this blog is more formal than the others in my life. But … Continue Reading Monday Musings.
I LOVE Jane Yolen’s book Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People. In fact, I read it to my class last year on the first day of our … Continue Reading A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 8 of 8
This is my color poem, which is written in a list poem format.
Linda B. Gambrell, President of the International Reading Association, has a great column in the April/May 2008 Issue entitled “Closing the summer reading gap: You can make a difference!” It’s … Continue Reading Closing the Summer Writing Gap????
How often do you truly experience something with all five of your senses? Dew’s Poem Starters got me thinking about using all five of my senses to capture an emotion. … Continue Reading A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 7 of 8
Even if you’re a few days behind, don’t fret. C’mon in and join JOY: Five Senses Poem Originally uploaded by teachergal I chose to write a poem about the emotion … Continue Reading Stacey’s Seventh of Eight Poems
Quick Writes Note To Student Originally uploaded by teachergal I came across my list of follow-ups from Family-Teacher Conferences on my desk this evening as I was trying to clean … Continue Reading Quick Writes for A Kid