Author Archive

Teaching from Home: A Poetry Lesson

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This is an invitation to write a poem with me today! You might also find this post helpful to you as a teacher and wish to share it with your students.

DAY 21 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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It’s the twenty-first day of SOLSC!

DAY 20 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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Twenty days of writing. Twenty days of connecting. Welcome to the twentieth day of March SOLSC!

DAY 19 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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Sometimes we just need to laugh, sometimes cry! Check out the Be Inspired post for today as well as prize info!

DAY 18 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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Writing creates emotions as readers and as writers! Who has made you laugh or made you cry in #sol20?

DAY 17 OF THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL20

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Day seventeen.
Let’s gather here, share a story, and celebrate seventeen days of writing together.

The Immersion Phase of a Unit: Reading and Writing Collide

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The immersion phase of a unit allows us all to get to know our subject. For students, it might be ideas they have and for teachers, it is about getting to know their writers a bit better.

ICYMI: Expand the Possibilities of the Genres You Teach

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What lies beyond the genres you teach? Here is a round-up of our posts from our February Blog Series designed to help you explore and expand all the possibilities!

The Writer’s Process: Expand the Possibilities of the Genres You Teach

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What do you find most challenging when it comes to the writing process? Have you considered a writer’s process as personal and unique or a step-by-step path rarely disrupted?

Write. Share. Give. #SOL20

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What is happening in your corner of the world? Share your story.

On a Snow-Melting Day + Giveaway

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Prepare yourself for some exquisite words to get your writing week off to a wonderful start.

Share a Slice: SOL Tuesday #SOL20

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Look around! Sometimes the simplest story is hiding in an unimaginable place.

Write. Share. Give. #SOL20

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Words collected can become a story told.

Engaging a Writer’s Emotional Awareness

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I’m on a path to understanding how emotions connect to engaged writers. Today I’m sharing some resources to bring you along with me.

Ready. Set. Write! #SOL20

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It’s a new year and a new hashtag! #SOL20

Focus Lessons: A Review and Giveaway!

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Reading Ralph Fletcher’s newest book, Focus Lessons, revealed memories of my childhood much the way photos can be revealed in a pan of solution. Slowly, vividly, and magically.

Write. Share. Give.

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What is happening in your corner of the world? Share your story.

Tuesday SOL!

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What’s new in your November? Share a story, read a story, and join a community.

Entry Points to Build Independence: Reaching Your Writers

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Where are the places your writers find themselves stuck? Identifying our writers’ sticky spots can help us determine entry points for writers to pull themselves out of being stuck and instead strive!

Write. Share. Give.

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It’s a great day for a slice of life story!