Category Archive: Blogroll

Chartchums

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Kristi Mraz, one of my instructors from this past summer’s Writing Institute at Teachers College, and Marjorie Martinelli just started a blog called Chartchums: Creative Classroom Charts.  I’ve reviewed the first few posts… Continue reading

A Few Changes

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If you look closely, you may notice a few changes around here. Our header is slightly different, we’re sporting a new button for our motto, and the Slice of Life button is a… Continue reading

Dinner with the Indiana Blogging Teachers

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L-R: Christi, Ruth, Me, Jen, Sarah, & Cathy Originally uploaded by teachergal I just returned home after spending the past thee days in Indiana, with Ruth, preparing for our presentation at NCTE this-coming… Continue reading

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Reminder about Writer’s Notebook Wednesday

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Check back here tomorrow and read through the pages of our notebooks and the notebooks of our blog readers. Mr. Linky is working so be sure to link us to your post OR… Continue reading

Pacing

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I received an e-mail from another blogger who teaches middle school who asked about the pacing of the teaching points and units of study. Specifically, she wanted to know, “What if they don’t… Continue reading

comments.

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We’ve been noticing that we’re getting visitors from across the globe.  Can’t tell you how much this makes us smile!  In an effort to boost comments, we’ve made it so you no longer… Continue reading

the gift we give.

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Sharing.  What a gift!  I had the pleasure of spending last week with 25 teachers who were concentrating on becoming more effective writing teachers.  I’m a firm believer in one of the best… Continue reading

accepting the persona

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I was reading through Stacey’s student’s comments about how they’ve changed as writers.  As Stacey and I were discussing this on the phone earlier in the week, I was thrown back to memories… Continue reading