Daily Archive: July 13, 2008

A Class


With some of my hard-earned (wink,wink) birthday money, I decided to sign up for a class to fuel my creativity and help me get a bit of perspective on this whole parenting, living,… Continue reading

READING/WRITING CONNECTIONS: If you want to teach writing really well, know a few picture books really well and use them when you confer.


On the final day of the Writing Institute, both Carl and Lucy spent some time reiterating the importance of knowing a few texts REALLY WELL so you can use the same book with… Continue reading

Qualities of Good Writing


I spent last week at the Teachers College Writing Institute. I was lucky enough to get into advanced sections with Carl Anderson and Lucy Calkins, who both pushed my thinking. With 103 pages… Continue reading