Living Like Writers: Storytelling.

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Stacey and I decided to use Fridays throughout the summer to share inspiration for living like writers.  Since storytelling is on my mind (and many of yours — thanks for the comments!), I… Continue reading

Mentor Text Thursday: The Trucker

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We went to the library yesterday, and my son checked out the same book that he has been checking out on a regular basis for two years.  (That’s over half of his life!) … Continue reading

Story Matters Here.

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Recently I saw this advertisement on a rare stint in front of a television. Story Matters Here. It caught my attention.  Partly because of the design and the color and the lettering.  Mostly… Continue reading

SOLSC

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Leave the link to your slice of life story in the comments section.

Memoir Monday.

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Temporary Blogging Absence

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I’ve gotten a few e-mails asking me one of two questions: “Why haven’t you been blogging?” “Are you okay?  You haven’t been posting.” I figured I’d answer those questions in a public way.… Continue reading

Mentor Text Thursday: A GOLDMINE!

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You mustmustmustmustcheck out Mary Helen Gensch’s blog, Book Savors!  The entire blog is dedicated to using books as mentor texts — she gives a title, a brief summary, and then a handful of… Continue reading

Reading Like a Writer

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We’ve had many positive comments in regards to Mentor Text Thursdays. This is why Mark Overmeyer’s recent post may be of interest.  He reviewed two books about reading like a writer.  Katie Wood… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story, Anyone?

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Oops — sorry this is up so late!

Memoir Monday

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Happy Independence Day.

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Enjoy your holiday — Two Writing Teachers will resume posting on Monday, July 6.

Big News!

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Stacey and I are excited to share that we have signed a contract with Stenhouse Publishers to write our first book! The working title of the book is Writing 180 and is inspired… Continue reading

Mentor Text: Subway Ride

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A couple months ago I received an advance copy of Subway Ride, written by Heather Lynn Miller, in the mail from Charlesbridge Publishers.  It’s a new title from the Massachusetts-based publisher this year. … Continue reading

Welcome Mark Overmeyer!

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Mark Overmeyer, author of When Writing Workshop Isn’t Working (Stenhouse, 2005) and What Student Writing Teaches Us (Stenhouse, 2009) has been on tour through the blog world.  Mark, who wrote both books in small… Continue reading

The Final SOLSC of the Month

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Join us for the final Slice of Life Story Challenge by sharing a slice of your day with us by leaving a comment with a link to your post.

Memoir Monday.

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Link your Memoir Monday posts here.

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Footprints in the Sand.

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A week ago, I participated in a scrapbook challenge to document a part of my wedding that has yet to be recorded.  I lifted a line from a song sung during the ceremony… Continue reading

Updating Our Website

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Have you been to the Two Writing Teachers Website yet?  If so, you’ll have noticed that it’s a place where we have some resources for quite a few units of study.  However, during… Continue reading

Reflections on the 2008 – 2009 School Year

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On Monday, June 29th, we will begin our summer posting schedule. Therefore, I wanted to take some time to reflect, publicly, on my school year, which ended yesterday at 11:00 a.m. Challenges I’m… Continue reading

Grace

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“How you climb up the mountain is just as important as how… More you get down the mountain. And so it is with life, which for many of us becomes one big gigantic… Continue reading