quote · sharon creech · Slice of Life Story Challenge

Slice 2012: 19 of 31

A little quote from one of my very favorite books, Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. I think it is quite appropriate for the middle of Slice 2012. It seems to me that we can’t explain all the truly awful things in the world like war and murder and brain tumors, and we can’t fix… Continue reading Slice 2012: 19 of 31

mentor texts · mentoring · presentations · sharon creech · writing

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

free verse poetry · jacqueline woodson · poetry · sharon creech

Writing Free Verse Poetry: More Mentors

I was reading a post Franki wrote about a new free-verse poetry novel, 42 Miles. After reading about it, I went on to Amazon and purchased a copy through the Strand Bookstore. I'm excited about this book since it'll likely be another mentor text of free-verse poetry that I can place in front of my… Continue reading Writing Free Verse Poetry: More Mentors