Category Archive: writing process

Writerly Things That Happened at Lunchtime

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Six of my students opted to stay up with me during lunch today.  Two were under the weather and wanted to chill with me; two wanted to finish their reminder posters; the final… Continue reading

Status of the Class

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I don’t recall whose workshop I heard it in, but someone mentioned the idea of maintaining a “status of the class” chart so that you always are aware of where you’re students are… Continue reading

“Time Line” for On-Demand Assessments

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I mapped out the way my students could go through the Quick Publish Process today. (They have today and tomorrow to quickly publish a personal narrative before we begin our next unit of… Continue reading

Blogs & Grammar

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Two months ago Pati, one of the Slice of Life Regulars, left this comment on one of our posts: As I have been working on this “Slice of Life Challenge,” while writing my… Continue reading

Process Log Gets My Mind In-Motion Again

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When Lucy had us keep Process Logs for each piece we wrote for one of her classes, I (at first) thought it was a waste of time. I wondered how it would help… 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

Peek Into My Classroom

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Some images that represent the writing-related things going on in my classroom. Enjoy the “tour!” (Many of these photos were taken by my students with my camera.) News & Announcement Chart Originally uploaded… Continue reading

Walking the Walk

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As I was conferring with my students today, I realized that many of their fictional characters were just them, but with different names. (They were choosing seed ideas today and developing their characters.)… Continue reading

It’s been published!

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Last Thursday, the D’var Torah I was working on and posted about last month was finally published with my synagogue’s weekly newsletter! Very little of what I wrote was edited and/or changed by… Continue reading

writer’s block.

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Or is it blogger’s block?  I don’t know what to post . . . and this is quite uncharacteristic for me, which means it is also quite frustrating.  Since the title of the… Continue reading

Revision Toolbox

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If there’s any book I’ve turned to over and over again that sits on my bookshelf and DOESN’T collect dust, it’s Georgia Heard‘s The Revision Toolbox: Teaching Techniques That Work, which was published… Continue reading

TM Makes Poor Writers? IDK.

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I’ve heard a lot of talk lately about texting (or instant messaging or emailing — although that one’s on the way out as far as high school & college kids are concerned) being the… Continue reading

How do Notebooks Fit into the Writing Process

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A Time for Meaning – Notebooks in the Writing Process, originally uploaded by teachergal. This graphic is from Katherine Bomer’s Key Note Address at the 2006 TCRWP Summer Institute on the Teaching of… Continue reading

I’ve started collecting…

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Pages 3 and 4 of my collecting entry on Miketz Originally uploaded by teachergal …and this is some of what I have. I’m trying to take on this task methodically, by going through… Continue reading

A writing challenge I volunteered for… and it’s going to be challenging!

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Every week my synagogue attaches a D’var Torah, which is an interpretation of the week’s Torah portion, to the weekly newsletter. I decided to volunteer to write a D’var Torah on the occasion… Continue reading