SOLSC

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Sorry this post is up late! We’re still hosting the Slice of Life Story Challenge today (and every Tuesday). Share a slice of your day with us by leaving a comment with a… Continue reading

Special Moments

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Link your memory-related post to this one by leaving a comment on this post. Please share your memories with us today.

Summer is Here — Kind of!

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For me, summer started a week ago.  For Stacey, summer starts in nine more school days.  Here’s what you can expect on Two Writing Teachers throughout the summer months (beginning June 29). Mondays… Continue reading

Stacey’s Classroom.

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Today I had the honor to go to school with Stacey!  There’s only one word to describe being in her classroom — WOW!  She is an amazing teacher, which we know, but to… Continue reading

Happy Blog-versary!

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Two Writing Teachers turned TWO today!  To celebrate, Stacey bought a cake & I “dropped by” for a little bloggie-celebration!  How fun to be in the same room together as opposed to 872… Continue reading

Follow Us!

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Since so many of you are Facebook Users, just a reminder that Two Writing Teachers is a Networked Blog on Facebook. You can find us by clicking here. We welcome you to join… Continue reading

Ruth’s Slice of Life: The Storm.

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My son gets a little nervous about storms.  Last night, as I sat down to write a blog post, there was a flash of lightening and a crack of thunder shake through the… Continue reading

Feedback

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My students and I agreed to a form that I would use to provide them with feedback on the drafts of their research-based essays.  We decided that it was a comprehensive way for… Continue reading

Slicin’ Away

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It’s time for the Slice of Life Story Challenge.  Share a slice of your day with us by leaving a comment with a link to your post.

565 Miles Apart.

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On Friday afternoon, I read my students Peter H. Reynolds’ book The North Star, which is about a boy who sets out on a journey. We started the year with Ish, so I… Continue reading

Mentoring: Peace, Locomotion

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My colleague and next-door-classroom-neighbor Leanna and I were eating and grading writer’s notebooks together at lunchtime today.  I got to the second notebook in my stack and said, “She’s gotta be kidding me!”… Continue reading

M-E-M-O-I-R M-O-N-D-A-Y

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Link your memory-related post to this one by leaving a comment on this post. Please share your memories with us today.

New Book + Blog Tour.

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I’ve been reading a new book that’s yet to be released — and you can too!  Mark Overmeyer’s new book, What Student Writing Teaches Us:  Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop, is a… Continue reading

Communicating Online with Families

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I received an e-mail earlier this week asking: Can you steer me in the right direction for starting a blog for my students and parents? Where do I start? Hence, I decided to… Continue reading

50 Life Lessons

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Regina Brett, a columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, wrote a column in 2006 that included 50 life lessons she’s learned in honor of her 50th birthday.  It’s being forwarded around, via e-mail,… Continue reading

Stimulus Scoop

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The Stimulus Package seems to be on every educator’s mind these days.  Want to learn more about how the money is being used and how it’s being allocated (by state and even by… Continue reading

Two Things That Feel Good to Hear…

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(1)  Yesterday afternoon one of my students lingered a little bit after dismissal.  She said, “You know, I thought this research essay would be mad hard.” “What do you mean?” I asked. “I… Continue reading

The First SOLSC of June

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Join-in the Challenge by sharing a slice of your day with us.  Just leave a comment with a link to your Slice of Life Story.

Hello June!

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I woke up this morning and said, “Hello June!”  Then I considered what kind of Memoir Monday post I could write for today.  When I checked in on JessicaSprague.com, I found a challenge… Continue reading

Here’s what’s happening in my room this week.

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This-Coming Week’s Teaching Points Turned Into “I Can” Statements Originally uploaded by teachergal By the end of the week, these are the things my students will know they CAN do to help them… Continue reading