Daily Archive: July 13, 2008

A Class

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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.

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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

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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