Category Archive: writing workshop

P.D.

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OceanCliff Originally uploaded by teachergal I was completely inspired by my surroundings today when I attended a day-long professional development session with my colleagues at OceanCliff in Newport. The drive out there was… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: A photo I didn’t realize my student took when my camera was in her hands…

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Caught Reading – Photo by A.R. (one of my students) Originally uploaded by teachergal Click on the photo to read the back story.

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Let me just say, I spent the past 38 minutes writing a post in response to the comments left on Monday Musings, while periodically going upstairs and explaining to a 4 year old the importance… Continue reading

Monday Musings.

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Happy Monday!  Sometimes I find myself editing the content of what I want to post because I feel this blog is more formal than the others in my life.  But today, I’m just… Continue reading

Stacey’s Fifth of Eight Poems

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A Senryu About My Tummy Ache Sampling “Pesach” food Gefilte fish and pickles Tummy ache galore! I’m not sure why I chose that combination of things (there was more), but I was limited… Continue reading

A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 4 of 8

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I’ve probably written couplets before, but I don’t think I realized it. You see, I disliked poetry when I was in elementary school because I thought it ALL had to rhyme. Once I… Continue reading

Stacey’s Fourth of Eight Poems

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A Couplet About the Tomato Salads I Created For Dinner Originally uploaded by teachergal I was slicing tomatoes, crumbling goat cheese, sprinkling salt, and drizzling olive oil last night. The smell brought me… Continue reading

Stacey’s Third of Eight Poems

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Nurturing a Poem with Two Voices Originally uploaded by teachergal First, I decided it would be appropriate for me to do some nurturing… after all, I want to make sure that anything I… Continue reading

A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 3 of 8

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Ruth got me thinking about writing a poem for two voices, which I attempted once (and failed at). Hence, I modified my thinking about poems for two voices since I started thinking about… Continue reading

Stacey’s Second of Eight Poems

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My best friend had a baby on March 10th, 2008. The distance between us (she lives in Southern CT), coupled with my busy work schedule, meant that I didn’t get down to see… Continue reading

Stacey’s First of Eight Poems

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First Draft of A Recipe Poem Written by Me INGREDIENTS: 1 paper cut on the pinky from a Word Study Sheet 2 small cuts on the thumb from carelessness 3 painful paper cuts… Continue reading

Literary Essay Rubric

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I was debating whether or not I should create a Literary Essay Rubric before I got to work this morning or once I was there. I opted for creating it at home and… Continue reading

Draft Plans for Literary Essays

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My students are going to be drafting while I’m out of the room doing reading assessments this-coming Thursday. Hence, I’m a little bit panicked since I don’t like being out of the room… 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

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

Immersion Begins Tomorrow

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I’ll begin immersing my students in the literary essay genre tomorrow. I’m fortunate to have had some wonderful students last year who graciously allowed me to share their essays with future students to-come.… Continue reading

MAKING KIDS FEEL BIG, NOT small.

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I had the pleasure of hearing Linda Christensen deliver the keynote address at today’s RIWP Spring 2008 Conference. Linda wrote a book entitled Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About Social Justice and… 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

Thinking Critically About Writing Workshop

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I wanted to reflect on some questions Stephanie Jones, one of my former T.C. professors and author of Engaged Intellectuals, presents at the end of chapter 11 in her book Girls, Social Class,… Continue reading

Units of Study

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