I was putting the little guy down to bed and he whispers: “Momma, I gotta secret. Wanna know it?” Smiling, because, really, what kind of secret could a two and … Continue Reading Ruth’s Slice: I’ve Gotta Secret!
Late last week, this book came in the mail. Write Beside Them, by Penny Kittle has me glued to the couch, with highlighter in hand. I’m beginning to think … Continue Reading Write Beside Them.
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In 1984 my parents gave me Laney Windelon, my very own Cabbage Patch kid to adopt. I remember Laney being the first gift to ever bring tears to … Continue Reading Ruth’s MM: Laney Windelon.
Challah #1 came out perfectly. Originally uploaded by teachergal Ali Edwards is hosting a week-long challenge to document your life in photographs and words. If you’re interested in taking part … Continue Reading Document a Week in the Life
I’ve been checking the weather all weekend. It simply cannot rain tonight, tomorrow, and Wednesday. However, it looks like it might on Wednesday. It’s not supposed to rain on the … Continue Reading Stacey’s M.M. Post: What do you mean it’s supposed to rain on the second day of Rosh Hashanah!??!?!
The Jewish New Year of 5769 is rapidly approaching. (Hence the reason you won’t be reading much from me over the course of the next few days.) Therefore, I’ve been … Continue Reading Thinking About the 5.75 with the Lens of a Teacher of Writing
This week Poetry Friday is hosted at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Next Friday, it’s here at Two Writing Teachers!
My presentation, Inspiring Writers, is divided into a few different parts. First, a read aloud: Second , the slide presentation: Inspiring Writers – Upload a Document to Scribd … Continue Reading Inspiring Writers.
Tonight I’m giving a presentation entitled: Inspiring Writers. I chose this title a month ago because I knew it was general enough to cover anything I may want to discuss. … Continue Reading Inspired Writers?
Minimal Marking Originally uploaded by teachergal I’m trying a Vopat Editing Technique called “Minimal Markings.” It’s basically where you put check marks in the margin of a student’s paper, which … Continue Reading Instead of fixing my kids’ spelling errors…
Woo-hoo, I’m going to be teaching my English 9 class in a 1:1 Classroom. This means there is a computer for every student! As you can imagine, the wheels are … Continue Reading Discussion Forum.
In many of the classrooms I’m working in, we are moving into a Personal Narrative study. I asked teachers to gather books they would like to use to anchor their teaching. … Continue Reading Personal Narrative Texts.
From TWT_2 My dog died on Saturday around 5:30 pm. Actually, it’s unfair to say my dog, because during the school year, she was Andy’s dog. She was my dog during … Continue Reading Memoir Monday: Sascha 1999 – 2008.
Since my students are quickly publishing a small moment story this week, I only had one day (yesterday) to teach a revision strategy. I chose to teach them how to … Continue Reading Playing with Time