LCD

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I used an LCD Projector in my classroom for the very first time today. (One of my kids took a photo of the computer, the “screen,” and the LCD I borrowed.) I wanted… Continue reading

WN Entry: I only needed to buy…

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What did I buy???!!!??? Originally uploaded by teachergal This was the list I had before I went to Whole Foods this afternoon: iced tea, cotton squares, dinner for tonight, veggies, lunch for tomorrow,… Continue reading

100th Day of School

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Today was the hundredth day of school. As usual, I overplanned: The good news is that we got to all but two of these things. The bad news is that we never did… Continue reading

Writing Fiction

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I haven’t been blogging much lately since I’ve been drafting my short fiction story that I’m writing alongside my students for the unit of study we’re in right now. This is the first… Continue reading

Guidelines for a Publishing Party

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This was the first time in four years that I ever put together a readers’ and listeners’ responsibilities list for a Publishing Party. However, I think it helped my students get focused on… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Each of Us Has a Name

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We got married by two rabbis. One of them is a friend from college, the other our rabbi from NYC. In this case our rabbi from NYC, Felicia Sol, delivered a beautiful sermon… Continue reading

Messy Mountain

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I filled in the last three boxes of my story mountain during today’s W.W. I just added my character’s feelings/thinking in blue to the mountain when I got home. Then I started thinking… Continue reading

RIWP Spring Conference

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I just received an e-mail today to find out that my proposal to do a session at the Rhode Island Writing Project’s Spring Conference was accepted. 🙂 The session’s title I proposed when… Continue reading

Working My Way Backwards

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I started a story mountain for my W.W. minilesson demo today. I started with the climax of the story: Then, I started working my way backwards: I’m hoping this will illustrate for my… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday

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Wrapped in Marc’s Tallit for the Sheva Brachot Originally uploaded by teachergal Photo Taken by Zlatko Batistich on Our Wedding Day.

relax.

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I’m not sure what the weather has been like in your corner of the world, but here in the Midwest, it has been bizarre!  (Which may be a bit of an understatement!)  Last… Continue reading

A new title

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When I read Jamaica’s Find for the purpose of introducing it as a touchstone text to my students last week, I felt as though many of them thought the book was a little… Continue reading

Walking the Walk

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As I was conferring with my students today, I realized that many of their fictional characters were just them, but with different names. (They were choosing seed ideas today and developing their characters.)… Continue reading

organization help.

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I happened across this website today.  It offers many tips and ideas to help tackle all of your organization dilemmas.  Check it out!  Life Organizers.com

Ruth’s WN Entry: Pride.

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Stacey’s challenge for WNW last week made me pause and think. According to the Merriam-Webster Website (one of my favorites, by the way), Pride is: 1: the quality or state of being proud:… Continue reading

WN Entry: In less than six months…

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This week has been filled with wonderful blog-related things. First, we became b-listers. Next, one of my favorite authors, Jacqueline Woodson, happened upon our blog and posted a comment. And then this morning… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: I Am a Tree

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This poem comes from the book Earth Lines: Poems for the Green Age by Pat Moon. I Am a Tree I am a tree. Like you I … One difference between us two… Continue reading

New WN

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I purchased an extra Moleskine Notebook in August when I was buying for my students since they come in packs of three. I wasn’t sure I’d ever use the 21st one for myself,… Continue reading

This time, it’s great to be on the B-List!

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Ruth and I are flattered that over 100 people have linked to Two Writing Teachers, since we started blogging here a little over six months ago. We just found out yesterday that we’re… Continue reading

Teaching Fiction in a Pin-Drop, Silent Room

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WN Entry – Fiction pg. 1 Originally uploaded by teachergal Today’s Writing Workshop Teaching Point came right out of Calkins and Cruz’s Short Fiction Book – Session 1. While I used the skeleton… Continue reading