I love the Oxford comma. But not for the reasons you might think.
Prepare yourself for some exquisite words to get your writing week off to a wonderful start.
It’s been several months since I’ve written for Two Writing Teachers. In December my son was born, and I was on maternity leave until a few weeks ago. Then, in March I pushed … Continue Reading A Mini-Crash-Course on Oral Storytelling
Trains Go is a new 16 page board book by Steve Light. It’s a book that helps a child differentiate between the sounds different trains make. The board book helps … Continue Reading Onomatopoeia + a Giveaway
I’ve learned the importance of communicating clearly with students through the Responsive Classroom training I’ve had and books I’ve read about teacher-talk. One book that resonated with me several years … Continue Reading A Few Questions for Peter H. Johnston + a Book Giveaway
I’ve been doing Pilates since August 2008. I started it in order to get stronger after some surgery I had in 2007. I’ve been doing it three times a week … Continue Reading Praising Kids. Talking to Kids. Questioning Kids.
I conferred with one of my students during Reading Workshop today about the writing she was doing about her reading. I noticed the words “things” and “stuff” appearing. I showed … Continue Reading Using Precise Language When Writing About Reading or When Writing in One’s Notebook