Daily Archive: September 22, 2008

Paragraphing in Notebooks


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

My M.M. Post


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

It’s just another Memoir Monday, oh-uh-wo…


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