Category Archive: artifact

Using Artifacts and Photos to Inspire Writing: Discovering the Writer’s Life

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Using artifacts and photos from our life allows us to reconnect with stories and breathes in new life to our writer’s notebooks.

Memory Boxes

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge was published in 1985, when I was in third grade. However, my third grade teacher never read it to me, nor did my fourth or my fifth. In fact,… Continue reading

Write about it in your notebook!

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One of my students got injured in the classroom yesterday. Hence, he had to make a trip to the hospital emergency room. I visited him in the evening and found that he had… Continue reading

Here’s what’s going inside of the memory box I’ll create tomorrow with my students…

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1. Golf Glove purchased on Kiawah Island in the late 1990’s. Used twice. Maybe three times. Stories from my golf lesson abound. (I think this is what I’ll model with during my Minilesson… Continue reading

Memory Boxes

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We’re creating Memory Boxes in Writing Workshop tomorrow. (Then on Tuesday they’ll start writing entries based-off of the items in their box.) Problem: It’s 10:03 p.m. and I haven’t figured out what to… Continue reading

writer’s notebook decorations.

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Just wanted to let you know Z-Scrap has all K & Company products on sale right now (as well as other goodies).  Here’s a link to all of Z-Scrap’s sale items.  I’ve ordered… Continue reading

Timelines and Writer’s Notebooks

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I divided my kids up into ten groups today, printed out my Google Class Calendar, and asked them to work with a partner to organize and illustrate a month of the year. We… Continue reading

Stacey’s WN Entry: Artifact

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Today’s WN entry comes from Ralph Fletcher’s Tips for Young Writers: Write about an artifact (arrowhead, ring, antique, etc.). Important objects in our lives often provide excellent material to write about. My yellow… Continue reading