“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” –William Wordsworth
Kevin Hodgson. Kevin teaches sixth grade in Southampton, Massachusetts at the William E. Norris Elementary School, where his students use technology for publishing and creation throughout the year. He is … Continue Reading Guest Post: Threaded Adventures
Check out these top ten lists on Merriam-Webster Online. There’s things like: Top Ten Phrases from Shakespeare Top Ten Words for Things You Didn’t Know Have Names Top Ten Unusual … Continue Reading Now This is Kinda Fun
Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to … Continue Reading Writing Heals
Less than 24 hours after eating gummy worm brownies with Nate, Andy and I found ourselves standing in a hospital room with his family. Although Nate was young and strong, … Continue Reading Ruth’s SOLS: Nate
Although this post isn’t what I intended to write today, it is the post that needs to be written today. Nate is a good friend of my husband and mine. He … Continue Reading What I Learned about Teaching Writing from Swim Lessons
For hours, she wrote, attempting each night to complete ten pages of her life. There was so much to consider, so many things in danger of being left out. Just … Continue Reading Words that are Speaking to Me
Amanda Villagómez is a 6th-8th grade language arts teacher at a dual immersion school in Ontario, Oregon. She blogs about her teaching and learning at Snapshots of Mrs. V. Her … Continue Reading Guest Blog Post: A Blogging Adventure
Educators around the country have received pink slips due to budget crises in districts across the country. That being said, there are jobs in education out there (though you have … Continue Reading There are teaching jobs out there!
I was sharing my goal to read 100 YA fiction books so I could begin to really understand the inner-workings of the genre when my friend (Hi The Other Ruth!) … Continue Reading How do you choose what to read?
My afternoon session, “Writing from the Heart: Finding Your True Voice,” at the TCRWP Writing Institute was taught by James Howe (aka: Jim). During the course of the week Jim … Continue Reading Ranting & Writing
According to Merriam-Webster Online: Main Entry: copy editor Function: noun Date: 1899 1 : an editor who prepares copy for the typesetter According to me: Main Entry: copy editor Function: to prevent … Continue Reading Reflection after Returning the Manuscript
Your stuff starts out being just for you . . . but then it goes out. Once you know what the story is and get it right—as right as you … Continue Reading Words that are Speaking to Me
Annie Campbell is a third grade teacher in Richmond, Virginia. She keeps a blog, Write Now in Room 204, which is a place for her to share her class’s daily … Continue Reading Listen Like a Writer: A Guest Blog Post by Annie Campbell