Daily Archive: December 3, 2008

Possibilities.

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This quote from Penny’s book spoke to me today: “Writers don’t need to be given formulas; they need to be shown possibilities.”    — Barry Lane I’ve been thinking about this.  So often, in… Continue reading

A Gift from a Young Writer

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One of my former students e-mailed me this evening with the first draft and the final draft of a personal narrative she wrote for her seventh grade English Class. She invited my comments,… Continue reading

Weekly Challenges

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Some writers live a solitary life. Many write in isolation and put their work out into the world only when they feel it’s, well, perfect. As a reader of the Two Writing Teachers… Continue reading

Two Exceptional Professional Books

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In the past week, I’ve managed to squeeze-in some time to read through two professional books, both of which I picked up while I was at NCTE. Writing to Persuade: Minilessons to Help… Continue reading