Daily Archive: December 19, 2008

The Newbery Controversy


As a child, I used to avoid books with “that gold medal” like the plague. I wouldn’t pick one up – at all. In fact, I read more SVH (sad, but true) and… Continue reading

Fixing-Up Spelling in a Writer’s Notebook


I created another video about one more spelling strategy a colleague told me about to help some of my struggling spellers with the words they frequently misspell in their writing. (I’m only going… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: A Snow Day with No Snow to Speak of… YET!


Nearly every school in Rhode Island seems to be closed today due to the impending snow. My school is no exception. Today’s school day was called-off yesterday afternoon when the weather reports became… Continue reading