Daily Archive: October 13, 2008

The Craft Table for A SWEET SMELL OF ROSES is complete!

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I dissected Angela Johnson’s Book, A Sweet Smell of Roses, to the best of my ability today. I created wordy teaching points so you can truly help your students to see what craft… Continue reading

Be a GENUINE Writer.

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What is the one thing that will make the biggest, lasting impact in our writing workshops?  Being a writer ourselves.  Now I’m not talking about writing in order to be an example or… Continue reading

DonorsChoose & the Members Project

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Today’s the last day to vote for in the AmEx Members Project. If you haven’t cast your vote yet, then I hope you’ll support DonorsChoose today! [clearspring_widget title=”Members Projects” wid=”489381e14f271d66″ pid=”48f35ac41b979417″ width=”405″ height=”305″… Continue reading

Have you used this mentor text?

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I’ve been toting around Those Shoes a lot when I’m conferring with my students lately. I’m teaching them things like how to vary sentence lengths and ways to incorporate precise language into their… Continue reading

Leave your link here!

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Post the link to your MEMOIR MONDAYS Post by clicking on the imagine linky below.

My M.M. Post

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I woke up from my nap as the car turned into the cemetery yesterday morning. It was a crisp, sunny fall morning, not much different than the morning we laid my Grandmother to… Continue reading