Monthly Archive: July, 2011

Facebook Event – Day 3

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Our Stenhouse Facebook Event continues today.  Today’s downloadable, printable writing tip is entitled “Classroom Writing Center.”  This tip will help you create or renovate a space where students can access materials during writing… Continue reading

Facebook Event – Day 2

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Our Stenhouse Facebook Event continues today.  Today’s downloadable, printable writing tip is entitled “Collecting Bits of Life.” You can find this tip on our Facebook Page.  Here’s what you need to do to… Continue reading

Building Community Through the Slice of Life Story Challenge

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It’s always a pleasure to meet other Slicers in person.  On July 1st, I had coffee with two other slicers, one of whom (Kelly) I met last year at the Writing Institute and… Continue reading

Facebook Event – Day 1

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Our Stenhouse Facebook Event begins today and we hope you’ll join us.  This week we’ll be sharing five downloadable, printable writing tips to get you thinking about the writing workshop you will lead… Continue reading

Record-Keeping Forms

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Ever since I took Carl Anderson‘s course, “Assessment-Based Writing Instruction: Use a study of Student Work to Generate Goals and Systems for Recording Progress Towards Those Goals,” I’ve been thinking a lot about… Continue reading

GUEST BLOG POST: Writer’s Notebooks: Traveling as a Pathway to Writing More (for You!)

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Sarah Mulhern Gross has been a middle school language arts teacher and currently teaches 9th and 12th grade English.  She has a keen interest in young adult fiction and nonfiction and strives to… Continue reading

I almost forgot!

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I almost forgot to blog today. How could that happen? Let’s see, maybe because today — It is in the midst of summer and I was playing catch in the yard, eating pancakes… Continue reading

Summer Writing “Blogstitute” Starts Today

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Stenhouse’s Summer Writing “Blogstitute” starts today.  My post on student-initiated writing conferences kicks of the Blogstitute today.  Ruth’s piece on celebrating student writers will follow on Monday, July 18th.  Later in the summer… Continue reading

Writers — Real People

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Lee Bennett Hopkins delivered an inspiring keynote address, “Writers — Real People” last Wednesday morning at the TCRWP Writing Institute.  His keynote address seemed to have three parts.  First, he spoke about other… Continue reading

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Happy 4th + {Discover. Play. Build.}

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To anyone celebrating today, we hope you are enjoying all of the good stuff of Independence Day: Watermelon, grilled meals, corn on the cob, and the blessings of freedom. The {Discover. Play. Build.}… Continue reading

Words that are Speaking to Me

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  The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. ~Norbet Platt  

GUEST BLOG POST: Patrick Allen

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Patrick A. Allen is a literacy consultant and a 4th grade teacher from Denver, Colorado. He is the author of two Stenhouse books: Conferring: The Keystone of Reader’s Workshop and Put Thinking to… Continue reading