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When to Pop Out of the Notebook

As much as I LOVE notebooks, even I have to admit there is a time in every writer's process when it is time to pop out of the notebook and onto a laptop or lined paper.

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Writer’s Notebooks

Last week I had a conversation with a middle school teacher who has spent her summer studying writing workshop and is excited to make writer's notebooks the backbone of her writing instruction. This is my tenth year as an instructional writing coach and I've had the opportunity to see teachers put notebooks in action hundreds… Continue reading Writer’s Notebooks

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WNW Charge: Quote

Ruth and I are both fans of quotations. We even have an entire page devoted to quotes we love. Lisa Meyer compiled a book entitled Quotes for Kids: Today's Interpretations of Timeless Quotes Designed to Nurture the Young Spirit. It's a bunch of interpretations of poignant quotes. My students have loved this book. One even… Continue reading WNW Charge: Quote

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Poetry Friday & Wordless Wednesday & WNW!

Things are crazy around my home & I've missed Wordless Wednesday two weeks in a row now . . . not to mention WNW.  So on this Friday . . . which is Poetry Friday -- I'm going to kinda combine all three.  Here's the photo and a poem, which is an original, so it… Continue reading Poetry Friday & Wordless Wednesday & WNW!

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Why all the photos? Where’s WNW?

I've been hard at work on this piece of fiction writing for my classroom demonstrations during Writing Workshop. Hence, other than the writing I've been doing online (which is quite a bit), I haven't been able to wrap my head around a charge for Writer's Notebook Wednesday (aka: WNW). WNW WILL be back soon, but… Continue reading Why all the photos? Where’s WNW?

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I'm not sure what the weather has been like in your corner of the world, but here in the Midwest, it has been bizarre!  (Which may be a bit of an understatement!)  Last Friday schools were cancelled because of snow.  Yesterday they were delayed because of ice.  And today they were delayed due to fog… Continue reading relax.

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Ruth’s WN Entry: Pride.

Stacey's challenge for WNW last week made me pause and think. According to the Merriam-Webster Website (one of my favorites, by the way), Pride is: 1: the quality or state of being proud: as a: inordinate self-esteem : conceit b: a reasonable or justifiable self-respect c: delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or… Continue reading Ruth’s WN Entry: Pride.

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WNW: Pride

A charge for today's Writer's Notebook Wednesday: Think about how proud you are of someone or something you're proud of and write about it. My entry can be found by clicking here. Ruth's entry can be located by clicking here. Please leave a comment or use Mr. Linky to link your WN Entry to this… Continue reading WNW: Pride

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Ruth’s WN Entry: Bath Time Routine

So, I totally forgot to take photos of the pre-dinner routine.  I'll try for it this weekend & make another post on Inspiring Readers & Writers.  So the bath time routine will have to suffice, which is fine, because I wanted to document this too. Let's try this entry in a different format -- a… Continue reading Ruth’s WN Entry: Bath Time Routine