Category Archive: writer’s notebook

Writing-Related Birthday Gifts

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Writing-Related Birthday Gifts Originally uploaded by teachergal Yesterday was my birthday and I received two writer’s notebooks: one from my best friend and one from one of my students. (Do you think people… Continue reading

Poetry Walking Tour

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We managed to duck the rain on today’s Providence Poetry Walk. Ten of my twenty students showed up with their family members to do today’s Poetry Walk. I think having 50% of my… Continue reading

Not exactly a deep SOLS, but it’s a slice of my day!

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Major neck pain has found it’s way to the forefront of my life yet again. I spent most of my night waiting for and having an MRI to determine why I’m having numbness… Continue reading

WE’RE PRESENTING AT NCTE IN NOVEMBER!!!!

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I just got off of the phone with Ruth, with whom I shared the great news. Our conversation session proposal, “INSPIRING CHILDREN TO WRITE: TEACHING WRITING WORKSHOP WITH OUR NOTEBOOKS WIDE OPEN” was… Continue reading

Quotes & Poetry

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Today’s Writing Workshop lesson went soooo well. I had never had kids write about quotations before, but it was such a success! I look forward to folding this lesson into the first unit… Continue reading

Today’s Lesson Was Inspired By One of My Former Students

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Fall 2006. One of my talented former students, who was part of the Extended Day Program, decided to undertake an independent writing project similar to Lisa Meyer’s Book Quotes for Kids: Today’s Interpretations… Continue reading

Closing the Summer Writing Gap????

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Linda B. Gambrell, President of the International Reading Association, has a great column in the April/May 2008 Issue entitled “Closing the summer reading gap: You can make a difference!” It’s a great column… Continue reading

Quick Writes for A Kid

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Quick Writes Note To Student Originally uploaded by teachergal I came across my list of follow-ups from Family-Teacher Conferences on my desk this evening as I was trying to clean up. I found… Continue reading

Plan Boxes Defined

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Kelly asked about plan boxes. Since I happen to have one of my student’s old notebooks at my apartment this evening, I photographed six plan boxes to share with you. You can view… Continue reading

Writing Things That Make Me Happy

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1. Noticing the growth in a young writer: I conferred with one of my students today who fought with me tooth-and-nail at the beginning of the school year when it came to elaborating.… Continue reading

SOLSC Student Stuff

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Special writing “awards” for students who wrote 25 – 31 Slices of Life Stories in their writer’s notebooks last month. 🙂 Reminder: The weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge will be here tomorrow.

Notebooks

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Literacydetails’ Post reminded me of a conversation I had with the student who inspired the SOLSC. He confided in me about a week or so ago. Here’s a close approximate of the conversation:… Continue reading

Starting on Tuesday, April 1st… (NO FOOLIN’!)

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Please join us here at Two Writing Teachers each and every Tuesday, starting on Tues., 4/1/08, to share a slice of your life on a weekly basis. You may share a Slice of… Continue reading

A Retrospective of Posts

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I was on Bethany’s Blog this morning and came across a meme. Since I woke up around 4:00 a.m. this morning (couldn’t sleep), I decided to give it a whirl. So, here I… Continue reading

Poetry Station: READY FOR LIFT-OFF!

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I think I’m going to have my students sign-up to use this for one week at a time since there are seven activities. Though it’ll take two weeks to complete all of the… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 20

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Can you believe we’re already at Day 20 of the ? Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about… Continue reading

Amaze Me!

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You know the student who always rushes through assignments? You know, that kid… the one who sacrifices quality to finish his/her work? Well, I thought one of my students was rushing through their… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 18

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Just 13 days left to go in the: Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please… Continue reading

Writing Daily

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Ruth and I discussed the fact that we have both been writing daily, even if we haven’t posted it daily on TWT, because it’s what we do. She’s had a lot of “stuff”… Continue reading

Poetry Walking Tour

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I’m thinking about stepping out with my students and their families this spring to do a walking tour of Providence. But not just any kind of walking tour… a poetry walking tour. (I’ve… Continue reading