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Juliann wrote a Slice of Life Story today that included the following paragraph: This job of teaching is a tricky one. It is one that doesn’t stay behind when you … Continue Reading Some Honest Reflections on Our Profession
I thought I was dreaming as I heard the sound of the familiar tone that wakes me every morning. I looked at the clock, 5:12 a.m. I searched for my … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: WAKE UP!
Overstuffed File Tote Originally uploaded by teachergal When I lived in Manhattan I never carried that much stuff to and from school daily. After all, I couldn’t negotiate the stairs … Continue Reading Stacey’s M.M. Post: Carrying It All With Me
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During Family-Teacher Conferences, one of my students mentioned that she wanted to know “what that line was” that Harper was using throughout Just Grace, a book I lent her. I … Continue Reading Dashing Around to Find Dashes
Deb has a great post that contains some prompts, from Corgill’s Book Of Primary Importance, to help kids when they’re sharing. Click here to read the list of prompts, which … Continue Reading Share Talk
I’ve been thinking about investing in a sticker machine for quite some time now, but couldn’t justify it. However, when I thought about how much I’ve been paying for stickers … Continue Reading Homemade Stickers That Promote Writerly Habits
News & Announcements Chart for Monday, 11/10/08 Originally uploaded by teachergal In order to keep my demonstrations fresh, I’ve come to believe that I have to craft a NEW piece … Continue Reading Boxes & Bullets: Framing Personal Essays
Just a reminder, for those of you that signed up and will be joining Ruth and I (and probably 50,000 other people), that the Stories in Hand Class begins tomorrow. … Continue Reading S.I.H. Class Starts Tomorrow
Lisa posted a question that really got me thinking about something I’ve never faced in my classroom: parents whose religion does not allow their child to partake in celebrations of … Continue Reading Religion & Publishing Celebrations
Thank goodness I’m home this Friday! I spent the past four weekends traveling to family events, conferences, etc. I’m so glad the week-end’s here. Hence, a T.G.I.F. Poem by Rusty … Continue Reading Poetry Friday: T.G.I.F.
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 … Continue Reading Fixing Up and Fancying Up
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 … Continue Reading Graphic Organizer for Personal Essay Thesis Development
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 … Continue Reading Correcting vs. Revising
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 … Continue Reading Anyone going to AERA in April?