Have You Tucked-In Your Writing Lately?

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An Old Slice of Life Story That I Tucked Into a Student’s Notebook Originally uploaded by teachergal I had a pile of student notebooks in front of me yesterday. One of them had… Continue reading

A New Mentor Text: Developing A Character

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It’s hard to develop characters – well.  It’s even harder to develop a character that’s young, irritating, and lovable all at once, isn’t it?  I’ve often noticed this when my students try to… Continue reading

SOLSC: The First One in May

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Share a slice of your day with us. All you have to do is write it out and then link it to this post by leaving a comment.

April 2009 Poetry Challenge Gifts

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April 2009 Poetry Challenge Gifts Originally uploaded by teachergal One-third of my students attempted the April 2009 Poetry Challenge, which I gave them as an optional, independent activity during the month of April… Continue reading

More About Mentor Texts

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I’ve blogged about mentor texts a great deal since we started Two Writing Teachers in 2007.  I learned a lot about the way students use mentor texts after spending a year researching this… Continue reading

It’s just another Memoir Monday…

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Please share your memories with us today and every Monday.

Sunday’s Balancing Act

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I came home exhausted from the Providence Ronald McDonald House 5K Walk. I took a short nap and then created a list of things I had to do today. Unlike my usual to-do… Continue reading

Color Coordinated Charts

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This week the Reading Charts are in beige and the Writing Charts are in blues and greens. Originally uploaded by teachergal I must be watching too much HGTV lately because I’ve started to… Continue reading

Writer’s Block

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Ali Edwards just blogged about breaking out of a creative rut.  I think many of the tips she provided work really well if you find yourself having writer’s block.  Click here to read… Continue reading

Today’s My Student Teacher’s Last Day

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Just a reminder for those of you whose student teachers are finishing soon: remember to get him/her something. As you’ll see, I put in some practical stuff, as well as some funny things… Continue reading

Poem a Day 8.

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The last one!  🙂  Today’s challenge is to mentor yourself after a favorite poem.  It could be one of the poems people have shared in our challenge or it could be your self-portrait… Continue reading

Poem a Day 7.

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Today’s challenge is to think COLOR.  Write a poem inspired by color.  It could be your favorite color, a happy color, or a color that represents your day (hey . . . that… Continue reading

Ruth’s Slice of Life: Walking.

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I used the same topic for my slice as I did my PAD.  (Hey, Ruth, where are your PADs?  I’ve collected them and put them together to share on the last day of… Continue reading

Day 100, Swine Flu, etc.

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Tomorrow marks the 100th Day of President Obama’s Administration. Today also marks the day that our school stepped up our prevention of the Swine Flu. (Click here for an acrostic poem I wrote… Continue reading

Poem a Day 7

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The challenge today lies in creating an acrostic poem which is meaningful.  As opposed to using a single word for each letter, attempt to string phrases together which still achieves an acrostic poem,… Continue reading

The Final SOLSC for April 2009!

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Share a slice of your day with us.  All you have to do is write it out and then link it to this post by leaving a comment.

Poem in Your Pocket Day Is Coming!

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One of my colleagues and I collaborated to create a bulletin board for the 4th and 5th graders to use in case they come without a poem in their pockets on Thursday. (My… Continue reading

Memoir Monday Meets Poem a Day 5

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Let’s merge the two!  Perhaps use a repeating line such as I remember . . . Happy Writing!  Link your memory-related post to this one by leaving a comment on this post. Please… Continue reading

Conventions Celebration

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I spoke with my student teacher about a half hour ago. She’s designing an assignment for my students to show-off their knowledge of conventions since we’re ending our unit of study (on conventions)… Continue reading

Poem a Day Challenge: 4

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Today’s challenge is to attempt some personification.  Can’t wait to see the poems linked via the comments.  Happy writing!