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Let Their Writing Take Your Breath Away

Last week I was selecting some student writing to share with participants of the Conferring in Writing Seminar I'm leading at Penn State Harrisburg tomorrow.  I didn't want to go down to my basement, which is where I store most of my former students' writing samples.  Therefore, I decided to go through my electronic files… Continue reading Let Their Writing Take Your Breath Away

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Tech Workshop — Cool Things Before the Presentation

My friend June Yazel and I are putting together a workshop called: Tackling Technology in a Writer's World. We are planning two different versions, one for elementary teachers and another for content area secondary teachers. Although similar, the secondary version will focus more on research and informational writing while the elementary version will focus more… Continue reading Tech Workshop — Cool Things Before the Presentation

NCTE · presentations · reluctant writers

We’re Headed to NCTE!

In the next 24 hours, Ruth and I will go from being 872 miles apart to being in the same city, San Antonio, which we couldn't be more thrilled about! We're both heading to Texas to present “'I HATE WRITING!!!': A Discussion About Inspiring Reluctant Writers By Writing Alongside Them." We'll likely blog, over the… Continue reading We’re Headed to NCTE!

NEATE 2008 Fall Conference · presentations · writer's notebook

Teaching Writing Workshop with A Wide-Open Notebook

Here's the public version of the presentation I'll be giving at the New England Association of Teachers of English's Fall Conference tomorrow. Click on the link below to view the presentation, which I'll post on our Presentations Page too. NEATE - Fall 2008 Conference - Inspiring Children to Write - Upload a Document to Scribd

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Beginning Writing Workshop Training: Day Two.

I've posted two more slide presentations from the workshop today over on our Presentations Page. Below are links: Establishing a Community Getting Started with Focus Lessons I'm not sure how useful these will be, because they are brief overviews and then the participants roll up their sleeves and get to work. I allow the same… Continue reading Beginning Writing Workshop Training: Day Two.

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Beginning Training: Day One.

Just a little FYI, to let you know that I posted a couple of the slide presentations from day one of the Beginning Writing Workshop Training. Here's the link to the Presentations Page which offers a description of each presentation. Here are the presentations: Writing Workshop Overview Writer's Notebook Introduction Living Like a Writer

NEATE 2008 Fall Conference · presentations · RIWP · writing workshop

The Essence of Workshop Teaching

I woke up early this morning and decided to get started on the PPT for my presentation at the 2008 Fall NEATE Conference in Nashua, NH. The title is, "INSPIRING CHILDREN TO WRITE: Teaching Writing Workshop with Our Notebooks Wide-Open," which is very similar to the title I used when I presented at the RIWP's… Continue reading The Essence of Workshop Teaching

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TWT on Two Computers at Courthouse Coffee Originally uploaded by teachergal As you know, Ruth and I got together to work on our presentation for NCTE this past week. Now that I'm back home, I'm marveling at the fact that we got SOOOOO much accomplished. We started out at Courthouse Coffee on Wednesday Morning with… Continue reading WE DID IT!!!

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We’ve built a new page!

Be sure to check out our new PRESENTATIONS Page. It includes presentations we've done in the past couple of years. Going-forward, after every presentation we do, we'll post our Power Point Presentations and handouts on this page. Check back late next week for Ruth's "Embracing Imperfection" Presentation that she'll be doing at the All-Write Consortium's… Continue reading We’ve built a new page!