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 a half year… Continue reading
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 it may be… Continue reading
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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 my eyes. She… Continue reading
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 in this challenge,… Continue reading
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 High Holidays! I… Continue reading
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 steeping my mind… Continue reading
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 Next a writer’s… Continue reading
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. For the past… Continue reading
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 signals them that… Continue reading
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 spinning about ways… Continue reading
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 the summers. It’s… Continue reading
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 play with time,… Continue reading
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Today was the first day I checked my students’ Idea Notebooks, using the rubric I adapted from Buckner’s Book, since the school year began. The frequency with which the kids have been writing… Continue reading
I was teaching my kids a developing strategy (i.e., using time lines before you draft) today and created a timeline of the last time I went to Yankee Stadium. (I was feeling sentimental… Continue reading
Somehow I have the Bangles’ song, “Manic Monday,” rattling around in my head this morning. Truth be told, I was under the weather most of the day yesterday and could use one more… Continue reading