Monthly Archive: January, 2011

Fiction + Research

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Some of you know I’ve been dabbling with writing fiction for the past six months. I’ve also had the pleasure of leading a fiction writing unit of study in two different classrooms this… Continue reading

Sundays for the Soul: Not for Robots

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Check out this website I stumbled across: Not for Robots Writing is hard. People for whom writing is not hard are robots and should go away. Thank you. I’m not telling anymore, just… Continue reading

Writers that are Speaking to Me

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Devon Kinch, author of Pretty Penny Sets Up Shop   Today’s post is written by Devon Kinch, author of Pretty Penny Sets Up Shop. My first grade daughter attached herself to this book… Continue reading

From the Past: What Really Matters

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Some of you may know that before Stacey &  I began blogging together I wrote a blog called Inspiring Readers and Writers. As Two Writing Teachers grew, I poured more of my time… Continue reading

SPORK Giveaway Results

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Thanks, everyone for the comments. It’s fun to read random facts about each other and strengthens our community. Nancy Steineke in Reading & Writing Together: Collaborative Literacy in Action (target grades 6 -12; Heinemann,… Continue reading

Don’t Forget to Enter!

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Remember to leave a comment to be in the SPORK giveaway. I’ll draw two names tonight! Here is the link: https://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/mentor-text-spork/. Remember you can enter as many times as you want!

Share a Slice

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What is a Slice of Life?

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The month long Slice of Life Challenge will begin in March. Until then, we have Slice of Life Tuesdays, where we encourage you to share a Slice from your life. It’s a simple… Continue reading

Sundays for the Soul: A Baby Shower

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Today’s Sunday for the Soul is for Stacey. I’ve been thinking that it would be fun to have a little online baby shower for her — but how? Well, today is our chance… Continue reading

Words that are Speaking to Me

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I don’t create characters so much as I make room inside my mind and heart for them to come and get me. I am drawn to characters who make me feel deeply —… Continue reading

Mentor Text: Spork

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Spork is a book about coming to terms with being yourself. I loved it the first time I read it. My kids loved it so much that I’ve read it enough times to… Continue reading

Spork

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It is 11:37 PM. I have been up since 4:42 AM. My alarm will plink-plunk again at 4:40 AM. I will be sharing my thoughts about Spork by Kyo Maclear/Isabelle Arsenault tomorrow. Until… Continue reading

Giveaway Results

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Better late than never. Yes, this is the first I am sitting down at the computer since I left the house this morning. It’s been a full day, but very good. Before the… Continue reading

TK Today

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Did you know TK is shorthand meaning, to come? Stacey taught me that while we were working on Day by Day. So this post is a post about what’s to come later (after… Continue reading

Writing Group

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Today after school I get to meet with my writing group. We’ve been meeting for about six months now and it has been a very good thing. It started when I emailed Mary… Continue reading

Share a Slice Today

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Don’t Forget: Any comment you leave on posts dated Friday (1/14) through Wednesday (1/19) enters you for a chance to win two copies of Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea. If you want a… Continue reading

Remembering Today

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Last year Stacey wrote this post in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Observation. I encourage you to check it out today.

Sundays for the Soul: Amy LV

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If you don’t know already, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater totally rocks. If you are thinking Who’s Amy LV?, keep it to yourself and click here to see her remarkable blog, The Poem Farm. Not… Continue reading

Words that are Speaking to Me

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This quote sets in a frame on top of my drier, as a constant reminder. Today seems like a good day to share it with you. But the biggest mistake I made is… Continue reading

So What?!?

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I’ve noticed many of my conferences this week have centered around purpose. I’ve found myself asking again and again and agian, “So why are you writing this? Why is it important?” Nancie Atwell… Continue reading