For the past two years I’ve included “My Writer’s Notebook/Diamond Search” by Brod Bagert inside of every student’s writer’s notebook. However, in addition to Barert’s Poem this year, I’m also … Continue Reading Inspiring Words for the Inside of Students’ Writer’s Notebooks
Jen, Sarah, and Ruth gave me some fantastic ideas about ways to make the launch of writer’s notebooks and using the classroom library more exciting for children in September. I … Continue Reading Literacy Gifts
Rick’s post about writing and thinking spaces made me recall my college years in Washington. I used to go to the National Gallery of Art before every history exam (My … Continue Reading Where do you write?
I attended the Teachers College Summer Institute on the Teaching of Writing last week. I’ll be blogging about it A LOT in the days (probably weeks, since I have about … Continue Reading Stop & Look Around You: THAT’S WHAT WRITERS DO!
My New WN: All About the S-es Originally uploaded by teachergal I’m departing, temporarily, from using Miquelrius spiral-spine notebooks. I found a Paperchase Notebook I wanted to try because it … Continue Reading My New Spiral Spine Notebook
My students’ Summer Literacy Challenge Packets are sitting in their mailboxes this morning, ready-to-go. I included a notebook, a pencil, a sticker, and two postage-paid, pre-addressed envelopes so that the … Continue Reading Summer Challenge Packets Go Home W/My Kids Today
The number of comments Ali Edwards has in her most recent post. She is hosting a contest and to enter, people leave a comment with their “favorite tip to getting … Continue Reading 553 + Counting.
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 … Continue Reading Writing-Related Birthday Gifts
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 … Continue Reading Poetry Walking Tour
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 … Continue Reading Not exactly a deep SOLS, but it’s a slice of my day!
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 … Continue Reading WE’RE PRESENTING AT NCTE IN NOVEMBER!!!!
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 … Continue Reading Quotes & Poetry
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 … Continue Reading Today’s Lesson Was Inspired By One of My Former Students
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 … Continue Reading Closing the Summer Writing Gap????
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 … Continue Reading Quick Writes for A Kid
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. … Continue Reading Plan Boxes Defined