Category Archive: ideas for the future

Building a Community of Writers: Creating the Emotional Space

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Building a community of writers is likely a goal for all writing workshop teachers. But what are some ways to be intentional about bringing such a goal to fruition?

Teaching Writing, Learning Writing

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As I get ready for the March SOLSC, I’m thinking about ways to support writers when ideas, energy and inspiration waver.

Got Stuck?

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What option can you give your students when they just get stuck?

Words that are Speaking to Me + Something Cool

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Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. — Attributed to Groucho Marx And make sure to check out these FREE SUMMER… Continue reading

Family Trees Provide Us With A Way To Write About Our Family

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Some kids have a really easy time writing about their families, but I’ve also seen many kids struggle with the idea of writing about their family. Hence, as I was playing around on… Continue reading

Putting it out there

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I just sent ten of my former students, who’ve expressed an interest in doing independent writing projects going-forward, an iomoi invitation to consider joining me to work on a manuscript for a sequel… Continue reading

as promised —

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The beginning writing workshop training ended today.  I promised to compose a post with some of the places in cyberworld that I referenced.  Here it goes — Stacey’s post about the TCRWP K-8… Continue reading

ruth’s wn entry: home + art.

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Stacey inspired me (as is so often the case) to capture my home in some sort of art medium for my writer’s notebook.  Since for my 30th birthday my husband gave me my… Continue reading

ruth’s cwp (celebrity writer profile)

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A week ago Stacey posted an idea for Celebrity Writer Profiles.  I thought this was such a great idea, and had to make a sample one for myself too.  (Then I forgot to post the darn… Continue reading

capturing life.

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My husband had left for 14 days for Peru, South America.  During the time he was gone, I tenaciously captured our life through photos and blog posts.  My son and I didn’t do… Continue reading

Lunch Box Poetry

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I had an idea in the shower this morning (the place of many wonderful thoughts). When I have kids I think I’m going to put a poem into their lunch box every day… Continue reading