Earlier this week, I posted about the process of determining how to attach grades to chats and discussion forums. Before break, my students divided into two groups and determined the … Continue Reading A Couple “Techy” Rubrics
Prompts for Writing About Reading Originally uploaded by teachergal I’ve been cranking-out charts for the past hour or so: News & Announcements Charts, as well as strategy charts. Just thought … Continue Reading Sundays are for chart-making.
Week of December 1st, 2008 Originally uploaded by teachergal I just finished planning out the upcoming week and wow… there’s a lot going on! However, when I realized my kids … Continue Reading It’s going to be a busy week!
Ruth picked up an extra copy of The Aspiring Poet’s Journal by Bernard Friot, in the NCTE Exhibit Hall, before I arrived in San Antonio last Friday. I rifled through … Continue Reading POETRY FRIDAY: The Aspiring Poet’s Journal – Day 1
I receive quotes from Real Simple nearly every day. The one I received today resonated with me. It’s from President Kennedy. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget … Continue Reading JFK said:
My Thanksgiving Dessert Creation from 2006. Originally uploaded by teachergal HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I woke up early this morning and started reflecting on what I am thankful for. The list is … Continue Reading I am thankful for…
Using Discussion Forums and Chats I am able to gain insight into my students’ reading lives at an amazing rate. I know which are lovers of books and which would … Continue Reading Reading Notes?
Yesterday I invited my students to enter a Discussion Forum. During class it was a simple thread asking that they post a bit about themselves and then respond to other … Continue Reading Discussion Forums and Chats.
Since I returned from San Antonio late Monday night, I’ve had two days with my students as I embrace my shifted paradigm of using technology. I really didn’t realize that I … Continue Reading Swarming Thoughts
Kevin just posted a second call for this week’s Day in a Sentence. I see he’s experiencing the same thing with his weekly challenge that we are with ours… less … Continue Reading Day in a Sentence
I’m thankful that my very favorite holiday season is upon us.
My kids were getting ready to publish their personal essays yesterday. However, I knew they were all in different places. Therefore, I allowed them to sign-up for strategy lessons today … Continue Reading Sign-Up to Confer With Me!
E.R. Visit – A Slice of My Day Originally uploaded by teachergal I wrote this SOLS when I was in the E.R. this afternoon (it’s a little after 9 p.m. … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story (SOLS)
I’ve grown frustrated with Mr. Linky, which I’ve found out is not showing up in many people’s browsers. Hence, it looks like the days of using Mr. Linky are about … Continue Reading PLEASE LINK YOUR Slice of Life Story Challenge POST HERE!
I was delighted to happen upon Deborah Hopkinson, who was signing books in the NCTE Exhibit Hall, on Saturday afternoon. I’ve used books of hers, such as Saving Strawberry Farm … Continue Reading Writing in Second Person… A Mentor Text by Hopkinson
I don’t recall whose workshop I heard it in, but someone mentioned the idea of maintaining a “status of the class” chart so that you always are aware of where … Continue Reading Status of the Class
We’ve never been the kind of family that’s gone around the table telling each other what we’re thankful for, though I always wished we could have been. However, I think … Continue Reading Stacey’s Memoir Monday Post: Thankful
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As promised, I’m going to be blogging about a variety of sessions I attended at NCTE this past weekend. Some sessions dealt with the teaching of writing, while others dealt … Continue Reading I Can…
In the past few months, I’ve analyzed a couple of picture books, Those Shoes and Sweet Smell of Roses , to determine the craft moves I can teach my students. … Continue Reading Unpacking Picture Books