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One Little Word: Silence

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Did you pick one little word this year? How’s it going?

Betsy’s One Little Word For 2014

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come to my quietness
I shall cover you with it, like
a white sheet that has blown all day in
the sun, like a mountain lake
filled with spring, it shall slip over you.
— Diane di Prima

TARA’S ONE LITTLE WORD FOR 2014

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One. Little. Word. I have been in search of my one little word for some time now, without much success.  The more I thought about it, the more anxious and uncertain I became…especially… Continue reading

Stacey’s One Little Word for 2014

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As teachers of writing, we must try to bring our truths to the page, even when it’s hard. I believe we must write from a place that shows our vulnerabilities. Even though sharing the story of my OLW publicly makes me feel vulnerable, I know sharing it helps me practice what I preach. So here goes…

Anna’s One Little Word for 2014

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My One Little Word for 2014: Roots.

Dana’s One Little Word for 2014

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I started thinking that maybe my dreams were a metaphor for the way I had been feeling… like I was drowning in the busy-ness of life, like I couldn’t get my head above water. In that instant, my word found me.

One Little Word

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We’ve posted quite a bit about having one little word to live by since we began blogging in 2007.  If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of one little word, then type “one little… Continue reading

OLW (One Little Word) Update.

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Sometimes it’s important to take a deep breath and re-evaluate. Isn’t that what part of vacation is about? I know several TWT readers also participate in One Little Word, so I’d like to… Continue reading

One Little Word 2009

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For the past several years, Stacey and I have chosen One Little Word to live by for the year.  (This idea came from Ali Edwards.)  My 2009 OLW is delight.  (In previous years… Continue reading

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

Looking Back on “One Little Word”

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2008’s OLW Originally uploaded by teachergal My best friend was at my apartment a couple of weeks ago and noticed a placard that said “Balance” in the top right corner. She asked what… Continue reading

Checking-in with My ONE LITTLE WORD!

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this is going in my car Originally uploaded by teachergal Last week one of my nine-year old students asked me, “So, Ms. S… How’s it going with the balance?” “What?” I asked her… Continue reading

STEPS: One Little Word

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steps Originally uploaded by teachergal I’m took the first OLW Challenge of the New Year this evening. I know I’m not submitting this for the OLW Contest since the “Steps” Contest ended a… Continue reading

STILL: One Little Word

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I tried out the “One Little Word” Challenge and came up with this. Not great, but not bad for my first time participating, right? STILL: One Little Word Originally uploaded by teachergal

OLW (One Little Word).

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Last week Stacey posted about using Ali’s OLW challenge in her classroom.  It’s a very cool post & if you missed it, take a few minutes to check it out by clicking here.… Continue reading

One Little Word

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New Year’s Resolutions!???! FEH! Who needs them!??! I never stick to them anyway (who does?)! Therefore, when I saw the One Little Word “Challenge” on { A } this morning, I thought, “Wow!”… Continue reading

ruth’s wn entry: one little word.

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Last year I took up an Ali E. challenge (a theme in my life, eh?) and participated in ONE LITTLE WORD.  The idea was to come up with a defining word for the… Continue reading

The Snap Word Train

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Over the years, kindergarteners have shown me that the kinds of environmental tools that they will actually use are: ones which are at their level, ones which they have meaningful memories (or ownership)… Continue reading

Words Don’t Make a Writer: Supporting Emergent Writers Who Are Not Yet Writing Words

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Are we putting additional stress and pressure on kids to write words? With purpose and joy, kids can go from compliance to engagement and become the kinds of writers who add words as powerful information to their books.

Watching Our Word Wall Come Alive

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Read this post for the story of one classroom’s creative celebration of word wall words.