Daily Archive: October 22, 2008

Take off the Top of Your Head!


After all of the writer’s notebook work and the storyboard work and the oral storytelling, it sometimes seems as though students don’t realize how they then need to craft their draft.  I’ve found… Continue reading

What really happens to you?


This past March we started the Slice of Life Story Challenge in an effort to help teachers (and kids) preserve little moments of their lives in writing. Most of us, myself included, live… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: Shopping Fools.


On Saturday morning the little guy wanted to join me on some errands.  I relented.  Even though I was looking forward to some time alone, just browsing through stores, I chose him instead.  … Continue reading