Category Archive: NCTE

Vocabulary Ideas From NCTE

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Already, NCTE seems like a long time ago. However, as I reread my notes and think about some of the lasting learning, I have more to share! Vocabulary Matters was a great session!

You Can Write

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Three words that can change a student’s life forever.

So You Say You’re Not a Writer

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Take a sneak peek at our NCTE presentation. We hope to see you there!

Highlights from NCTE

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We’re sharing our presentations from NCTE with you, along with quotes I jotted down from a variety of authors and literacy leaders. ALSO, take a peek at some photos from our Slicer Dinner.

#TWTBlog Session at #NCTE14: Live Tweets from the Event!

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Live tweets from #NCTE14! Join us at 9:30EST at #TWTBlog.

Will We See You?

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We are excited to present at #NCTE14 this year. Come check out our session G.07, Saturday at 9:30!

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Every Tuesday!

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Join us! Share a story from your life!

Happy National Day on Writing 2014

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Happy National Day on Writing!

A Sneak Peek

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Here is a Sneak Peek at our NCTE Presentation.

Will you join us for dinner?

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RSVP by 10/31 if you plan to join us for the Slicer Dinner at NCTE.

Poetic Inspiration from #NCTE13 + a Book Giveaway

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Sharing some classroom ideas about poetry from Maureen Barbieri, Georgia Heard, Linda Rief, Tom Romano, and Joyce Sidman.

Learning & Connecting at NCTE

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I returned from three wonderful days at the NCTE Annual Convention in Boston late last night. I learned from authors, poets, classroom teachers, literacy coaches, PhD students, university professors, and other literacy leaders. Here’s a sampling of some the things I gleaned at this year’s convention.

Please share your story with our community.

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WRITE your slice. SHARE your link. GIVE some comments to (at least three) other slicers. If you’re leaving your comment early in the day, please consider returning this evening or tomorrow to read… Continue reading

Celebrating The National Day on Writing: Bottom Lines Beliefs

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Happy National Day on Writing! One way to celebrate this day is to take a moment to reflect on your bottom line beliefs about quality writing instruction.

Celebrate the National Day on Writing! #WhatIWrite

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I write… a lot.  I blog every day on a private, family-only blog I created for my daughter when she was born.  I blog about the teaching of writing here and about early… Continue reading

Social Networking: Trying Out Pinterest and Twitter

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A couple months ago I started seeing images that had the words “via Pinterest” on my friends’ Facebook news feeds. It took about a week ‘til my curiosity was piqued enough to find… Continue reading

Beyond Classroom Walls

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One of the fantastic sessions I attended at NCTE was called “Beyond Classroom Walls: Honoring Voices of Young Readers.”  It was led by Julie Johnson of Raising Readers and Writers, Katie Keier of… Continue reading

Engagement Starts at Home

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I made a beeline for Alan Sitomer, Jon Scieszka, and Gordon Korman’s session, “AUTHOR STRAND: THREE YA AUTHORS TALK COMEDY, FUN, AND SMILES (A.K.A. THE POWER OF GETTING READERS TO PEE THEIR PANTS!)”,… Continue reading

SOLSC & Building Community

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I had the pleasure of meeting several Slicers, not just the ones I blogged about last Friday, when I was in Chicago for NCTE.  I had breakfast with Bonnie (and Tuvia) and Sarah… Continue reading

Stories are essential to our lives.

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Yesterday afternoon I attended the Elementary Section Get-Together at the Chicago Hilton. The get-togethers are always fun to attend since they provide me with the opportunity to catch up with people like Karen… Continue reading