Monthly Archive: February, 2012

Onomatopoeia + a Giveaway

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Trains Go is a new 16 page board book by Steve Light.  It’s a book that helps a child differentiate between the sounds different trains make.  The board book helps readers hear the… Continue reading

Words that are Speaking to Me

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Haven’t done one of these for awhile…but these words from Katie Wood Ray in her book WRITING WORKSHOP: WORKING THROUGH THE HARD PARTS AND THEY’RE ALL HARD PARTS have been tumbling around in… Continue reading

SOLSC

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Approaching Common Core + PARCC

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Yesterday I heard James Kofi Annan tell his story of child slave to business man to freedom fighter for the children in Ghana. Check out this CNN video for a taste of what… Continue reading

Princess to the Rescue – Giveaway Winner

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Special thanks to Second Story Press for sponsoring a giveaway of Claudia Souza’s book.  Lisa Osterman was commenter #27, which was the random number generated (left).  Therefore, she will receive a copy of… Continue reading

GEARING UP FOR THE SOLSC: Create Your Own Blog

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The 5th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge begins on Thursday, March 1st, 2012.  Are you planning to participate to stretch yourself as a writer?  Are you hoping to amass a lot of… Continue reading

Reading Aloud Builds Better Writers

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I’m consulting in a local school today where I’ve been working with the staff since August rolling-out interactive read aloud.  Every two months the interactive read aloud text set reflects a particular social… Continue reading

On the tough days…

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I’ve been thinking about teachers on the tough days. You know those days. The days when you can barely lift your hand to high five kids on the way out (which may be… Continue reading