Daily Archive: November 6, 2008

Fixing Up and Fancying Up

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Tonight I asked my first grade daughter, “What did you do in writing workshop today?” She beamed — literally beamed up at me with her toothless grin and said, “Oh Mom, it was… Continue reading

Graphic Organizer for Personal Essay Thesis Development

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I’ll be using this with my students tomorrow. Just wanted to share! The topic I would like to write my personal essay about is: _______________________________     The big thing I really want… Continue reading

Correcting vs. Revising

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I’ve been thinking about this post for a few weeks now.  I’ve heard teachers ask students to “fix” their writing when asking them to revise.  For some reason, this word — fix —… Continue reading

Anyone going to AERA in April?

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I just found out a proposal two of my instructors from Teachers College submitted to the 2009 AERA (American Educational Research Association) Annual Meeting in San Diego got accepted. I will be presenting… Continue reading