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Write. Share. Give. It’s SOL time.

 

 

 

WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE a link to your post in the comments section. GIVE comments to at least three other SOLSC bloggers.
WRITE a slice of life story on your own blog.
SHARE a link to your post in the comments section.
GIVE comments to at least three other SOL bloggers.

“This is our goal as writers, I think; to help others have this sense of–please forgive me–wonder, of seeing things anew, things that can catch us off guard, that break in on our small, bordered worlds. When this happens, everything feels more spacious. Try walking around with a child who’s going, “Wow, wow! Look at that dirty dog! Look at that burned-down house! Look at that red sky!” And the child points and you look, and you see, and you start going, “Wow! Look at that huge crazy hedge! Look at that teeny little baby! Look at the scary dark cloud!” I think this is how we are supposed to be in the world–present and in awe.”

― Anne Lamott

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I teach Writing Workshop, Language Arts and Social Studies to sixth graders at a middle school in suburban New Jersey. This blog is my attempt to capture all the "stuff" that goes into my teaching life - the planning, the dreaming, the reading, the preparing, the hoping and (above all) the kids.
Please note that the content of this blog is my own. It does not reflect the opinions of my employer.

64 thoughts on “Write. Share. Give. It’s SOL time. Leave a comment

  1. http://alotalot.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/slice-of-life-bed-time-in-summer/

    I’ve decided to follow along with Kate Messner’s writing camp this summer. It just started yesterday, and the mini-lesson was about using our senses to improve our writing. How many times have I taught that lesson? And yet, I had something to learn. This is my most recent revision of yesterday’s work.

    If you are interested:

    http://www.katemessner.com/teachers-write-7714-mini-lesson-monday-you-come-too/

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