For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding” … Continue Reading WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME
“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” ― Anaïs Nin It is time to write your Slice, share your link, and give some … Continue Reading WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME
We’re taking off from blogging so we can spend the holidays with family and friends. We’ll be back on Jan. 6th, 2014. However, the Tuesday Slice of Life Story Challenge will still go on!
Please join me in celebrating with Beth, her husband, and her daughter as they welcome a new addition to their family, Jackson Brinton Moore.
My Kindergarten Classroom in October of 2011 Looking around the room…… “I’m done,” echoes as a line forms. I begin looking at the work, making my way down the line. … Continue Reading Building Stamina in Primary Writers
Last July, Bonnie Kaplan invited me to join the Hudson Valley Writing Project’s Summer Institute for a day. I had been hearing so much about the work these teachers had … Continue Reading Creating writing museums
Sharing some classroom ideas about poetry from Maureen Barbieri, Georgia Heard, Linda Rief, Tom Romano, and Joyce Sidman.
“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind … Continue Reading WRITE, SHARE, GIVE: SOLS TIME
In the midst of all this hustle and bustle, I hope to get into some classrooms this week to talk to kids about their writing plans for the long winter break.
Amanda Hartman, author of One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers, offers tips for teachers on how to strengthen their writing conferences.
There are no words.
How does sharing fit into your writing workshop routine? Find tools and ideas to put sharing on your priority list of daily rituals.
Tucked away among the many books I bought at NCTE is this treasure: a collection of Donald Graves’ essays on writing workshop. An added bonus is a DVD that captures … Continue Reading In my writing workshop: a student takes ownership
First drafts usually contain the words anybody can write. Revision is the key to crafting writing that sounds just like you.
“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they … Continue Reading Write, share, give: SOLS time
Now I know different. I know that all writers hear that voice. All of us. Here was my message to the 6th graders: All writers have an inner critic. Acknowledge yours. And KEEP WRITING.