Category Archive: repetition

Not All Writers Are the Same! Ideas for Differentiating in the Writing Workshop (Part 2)

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The fact is, just like athletes that show up to the first day of practice, writers bring different skill sets.  Some arrive to middle school not knowing where to put a period, while others already know how paint vivid pictures with words that knock our socks off.  How do we plan for such a wide variety of writers?

A Story About Adoption + A Book Giveaway

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Sweet Moon Baby: An Adoption Tale, which is written by Karen Henry Clark and illustrated by Patrice Barton, was released last month.  When I received my review copy, from Knopf Delacorte Dell Young… Continue reading

Always: A Mentor Text for Writing Questions and Repetition

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Always Written by Ann Stott Illustrated by Matt Phelan Published by Candlewick Press in August 2008 Review copy provided by the publisher Always is a touching tale about a young boy who questions… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: An Original Poem About the First Day of School (for a teacher)

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When It’s the First Day of School When it’s the first day of school, I’ll wake up before my alarm clock buzzes. When it’s the first day of school, I’ll bounce out of… Continue reading