Daily Archive: October 5, 2008

Considering what one’s piece is REALLY about


Nurturing Originally uploaded by teachergal I put together a mini-chart for my students to tape into their writer’s notebooks after tomorrow’s minilesson so that they’ll have a permanent record of their writerly options… Continue reading

“So What?”


Ruth and I spoke at-length this summer about the benefits and detriments of starting off the school year with memoir, as opposed to beginning with personal narrative. While my colleagues and I have… Continue reading

Writer’s Craft à la Jane Yolen


Jane Yolen published Take Joy: A Writer’s Guide to Loving the Craft in 2006. However, the book just made its way into my classroom a few days ago. I perused it to see… Continue reading