A writing challenge I volunteered for… and it’s going to be challenging!

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Every week my synagogue attaches a D’var Torah, which is an interpretation of the week’s Torah portion, to the weekly newsletter. I decided to volunteer to write a D’var Torah on the occasion… Continue reading

Sketching the exterior of your school

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My students finished the NECAP Reading Test today. The sun also came out too. (I was on the verge of building an arc since there had been a lot of gray skies this… Continue reading

Poetry Friday Round Up

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So here it goes — The Brave who share their own words (or their students’) Elaine Magliaro at Wild Rose Reader John Mutford at The Book Mine Set inspired by bpNichol. MsMac at… Continue reading

WELCOME! Poetry Friday Is Here This Week!!!!

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Welcome to our blog! This is the first time we’ve ever hosted Poetry Friday here at Two Writing Teachers. We’re thrilled to have you join us for Poetry Friday. Please link your submissions… Continue reading

DonorsChoose Challenge

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I started a BLOGGER CHALLENGE over at DonorsChoose.org yesterday in order to get some funding for writing into other teachers’ classrooms. Would you believe that someone already donated $100 towards one of the… Continue reading

becoming better.

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Today in a workshop, Carl Anderson emphasized the point of being intentional about approaching our conferring from the point of strength of the student. Basically, we learn what they are doing and help them… Continue reading

Feedback Request

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Checklist and Rubric Originally uploaded by teachergal I met with my grade-level colleagues today who, as always, push my thinking. Kate suggested creating a more kid-friendly rubric for the students to use on… Continue reading

Blogger Challenge

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I’ve started a BLOGGER CHALLENGE over at DonorsChoose.org in order to get some funding for writing into other teachers’ classrooms. As you know, our motto is “Write: It’s Good For You!” Therefore, we… Continue reading

a special space.

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I’ve been a writing coach for four years now.  My arm was gently twisted at the end of the school year when I was planning on looping my seventh graders into eighth grade. … Continue reading

Rubrics

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Have you heard of RubiStar4Teachers? It’s a free website that allows teachers to customize pre-fab rubrics or create their own. Once you’ve finished your masterpiece (er, rubric), you can either save it online,… Continue reading

It’s Writer’s Notebook (WN) Wednesday!

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Ruth put out a charge yesterday to write your entry off of a photograph. I did that and look forward to seeing your pictures and the memories you’ve written about each of the… Continue reading

ruth’s wn entry: finally home.

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I must say, this photo led to an unexpected place & I’m quite tempted not to post, because it’s personal.  However, I don’t have time to write another one . . . so here… Continue reading

WN Entry: Rhode Island Sunrise

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As I was placing my bags in the backseat of my car, I looked up at the sky. It was a majestic array of colors, almost as heavenly as aurora bourealis. I paused… Continue reading

Friendly Letter Writing Unit of Study

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Over the summer Kate and I planned out a short unit of study on friendly letter writing for our students. We re-grouped today since we’re launching it tomorrow. Here’s the plan as it… Continue reading

It’s Coming . . .

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How about a little challenge for WNW? Let’s find a meaningful photo & write off of it. Stacey shared this strategy earlier in the week here. Check it out & then find that… Continue reading

check out this!

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On learner.org you can watch video courses on different topics.  It’s all FREE and they’re great resources.  You can limit your search to subject area and grade level.  I just watched a session… Continue reading

Practicing Written Responses to Texts

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My students will be taking the NECAP Reading Test this-coming week. I’ve been trying to prepare them for the written responses to reading they’ll be doing. Therefore, I’ve tried to create some of… Continue reading

An Inspired Writer

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The purpose of Ruth’s other blog aims to inspire readers and writers. She definitely did that with me today! I decided that what I had already bought my Mom for her upcoming birthday… Continue reading

creative ways of publishing

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Ruth is WAY more creative than I am. Therefore, she’s my inspiration when it comes to scrapbooking, creating living room wall displays (that’s a whole post in and of itself), and much more.… Continue reading

Assessing Narrative Writing

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I went to the TCRWP Website in order to link my last post. While I was there I noticed that the K-8 Continuum for Assessing Narrative Writing has been posted on the public… Continue reading