Nancy wrote about her experiences with the Word Count Journal, something I hadn’t heard of ’til I read her post. I’m debating whether or not I want to sign up … Continue Reading Word Count Journal: Should I or Shouldn’t I???
1. Noticing the growth in a young writer: I conferred with one of my students today who fought with me tooth-and-nail at the beginning of the school year when it … Continue Reading Writing Things That Make Me Happy
Please add the following image to your post and/or link back to https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2008/04/08/slice-of-life-story-challenge/ so that folks can find other participants. Link your Slice of Life Story here by clicking on … Continue Reading Slice of Life Story Challenge
We stayed up late last night to watch the final game between Kansas and Memphis. Only two points separated Marc and I from one another in our little bracket contest. … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Jacob’s Pillow HERE I COME!
When I was at Borders yesterday, I found myself sucked into buying a tiny book by Mitchell Uscher, which is a collection of quotes about teachers and teaching. I just … Continue Reading Some inspiration to keep you going this Tuesday
I didn’t teach the literary essay unit of study until last year. Why? I WAS SCARED TO DEATH TO TEACH IT! It seemed so complicated and so important… what if … Continue Reading Confessions of a Writing Teacher
Special writing “awards” for students who wrote 25 – 31 Slices of Life Stories in their writer’s notebooks last month. 🙂 Reminder: The weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge will … Continue Reading SOLSC Student Stuff
I visited my old school this past fall and had lunch with several of my former students, some of whom were part of DEAL WITH IT! Powerful Words from Smart, … Continue Reading Writing Miles Apart
I gathered all four of the students who completed 31 Slices of Life during March for a luncheon today. School food for main courses and some Entemann’s for dessert. They … Continue Reading Celebrating with Slices of Cake
Three weeks ago was the last time I posted. Three weeks ago my life changed. On March 14, our new daughters moved in. That’s right, in less than a week our little … Continue Reading up for air.
Staying with the voice/silence theme my class has begun to think about during our Interactive Read Alouds, I give you this poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller on the first Poetry … Continue Reading Voice/Silence — Poetry Friday
My kids returned from lunch and recess looking like they were ready for a discussion, not a read aloud aloud. However, it was time for Interactive Read Aloud and we … Continue Reading Of course you can write!
I was reading a post Franki wrote about a new free-verse poetry novel, 42 Miles. After reading about it, I went on to Amazon and purchased a copy through the … Continue Reading Writing Free Verse Poetry: More Mentors
Made with free image tools @ TXT2PIC.com 80% of my class turned-in their Poetry Circle Poem Submission Forms on-time today. Yahoo! Many of them submitted their own poems, but others … Continue Reading 16:20
My mother-in-law, who is a Literacy Coach, emailed me this evening to inform me about a resource called Sketchcast. I went online and checked it out tonight to start thinking … Continue Reading Sketchcast
Literacydetails’ Post reminded me of a conversation I had with the student who inspired the SOLSC. He confided in me about a week or so ago. Here’s a close approximate … Continue Reading Notebooks