Launching Minilesson: Writer’s Notebook Unit of Study

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I head back to school tomorrow. I am starting a new unit of study in both Reading and Writing Workshop (nonfiction and notebook writing, respectively). Hence, I thought I’d share my first Writing… Continue reading

Networked Blogs

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Two Writing Teachers is now a Networked Blog on Facebook. You can find us by clicking here. We welcome you to join our network!

Poetry Friday & Photo Friday Collide (Again)

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The Perfect Hot Fudge Sundaes Originally uploaded by teachergal Bernard Friot gives readers a charge on Day 100 of The Aspiring Poet’s Journal to write a poem as a text message. Since I’m… Continue reading

Classroom Re-Org for 2009

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Spaces & Places: Designing Classrooms for Literacy Written by Debbie Diller Published by Stenhouse Publishers in 2008 Review copy provided by the publisher It’s a new year, not a new school year… so… Continue reading

Ruth’s OLW for 2009

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Happy New Year!  I hope that you have been soaking up the joys of vacation.  I have and plan to continue doing so for the next three days.  Soon enough the daily grind… Continue reading

Memoir Inspiration

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Need some inspiration for Memoir Monday?  Need more reason to write your life?  Maybe you’ve chosen write for your One Little Word?  If so, read this Reader’s Digest article “5 Extra Memoir Excerpts.”

My One Little Word of 2009

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Ali Edwards’ Post (yesterday) got me going with the creation of my “placard” that contains my One Little Word of 2009. I toyed with a variety of words to help me capture what… Continue reading

As 2008 Comes to An End…

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Thanks to everyone who reads this Blog! We appreciate your support! Some good wishes await for you inside the slide show (below): Make a Smilebox postcard

Online Writer’s Notebook

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No longer will you see my weekly Memoir Mondays and Slice of Life Story Challenge pieces on this blog. (I haven’t stopped writing… don’t worry!) I’ll now be keeping those stories at 365… Continue reading

What I Know Now

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My friend Nicole purchased a copy of What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self for me when I turned 30. The book sat on my bookshelf for over a year-and-a-half despite… Continue reading

Self-Efficacy in Writing Workshop

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I recently read Michael Putnam’s article, “Running the Race to Improve Self-Efficacy,” in the Winter 2009 Issue of the Kappa Delta Pi Record. Putnam asserts, “I have complete confidence that you too could… Continue reading

Stacey’s SOLS: Gondola Ride in Vermont

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Gondola Ride: Sights and Sounds Originally uploaded by teachergal My husband and I took a gondola ride up K1, which is in Killington, Vermont. I don’t ski, so this was about the highest… Continue reading

Hola Slicers!

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Can’t wait to read your final slice for 2008.  Post your link in the comments.

Stacey’s M.M.: Young Adulthood (Part II)

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SIH Spark: What did you study? Did you change your major? I arrived at GW with the intentions of majoring in Political Science and Journalism and minoring in Exercise Science or French. I… Continue reading

Memoir Monday

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The final Memoir Monday of 2008.  Won’t you share today?  Just leave the link to your post in the comments. Happy Writing!

National Day on Writing

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NCTE’s National Day on Writing is scheduled for October 20th, 2009. Lots of advance notice… I like that! Here’s an overview of what you can do to get ready now (taken directly from… Continue reading

OLW Review.

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Stacey inspired me to post a review of my One Little Word for 2008:  GIVE.  I continue to be amazed by the way One Little Word can impact my life, my outlook, and… Continue reading

Merry Christmas.

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Five Christmas”es” down and one to go.  It’s been a whirlwind of a holiday season on this end, which explains why blogging has been lighter.  Here in Indiana it was in the 60’s… Continue reading

Literacy-Related News Stories

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Some of the latest literacy-related headlines you might want to peruse: A Hartford Story Tries to Dodge an Abrupt End By Lary Bloom (The New York Times) The economic crisis and drop in… Continue reading

Photo Fridays: That Barn Again

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I’ve been photographing a farm in Lincoln, RI for the past few months. I spotted it right before September 11th and was struck by the flag that hung between the silos. I’ve continued… Continue reading