Daily Archive: December 18, 2008

The Reading Zone.


Last weekend I was compelled to return to Nancie Atwell’s book, The Reading Zone, in order to be inspired for this week’s focus lessons.  As I was reviewing it, I ran across this… Continue reading

Ruth’s Slice: Rekindled.


I spent Monday and Tuesday being inspired by Penny Kittle.  My thoughts swirled as  she shared her ideas, passion, and love for teaching students to write well in that no-nonsense genuine style of… Continue reading

Interviewing My Kids


I administered writing interviews to five of my focal children on Tuesday. One of them actually wrote about it. This was what one of them wrote as a notebook entry that night (N.B.:… Continue reading