The Last WNW of the Month

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Please click here to submit your WN Entry today. Or, if you don’t have a blog, then just post your entry as a comment under this post. THANKS! Click here to read Ruth’s… Continue reading

ruth’s wn entry: loving autumn.

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(photo taken on Monday, October 29, 2007 from my back yard)  There’s something about this time of year that resonates inside of me.  I think it’s the slowing down of it all.  The preparing… Continue reading

Stacey’s WN Entry: They don’t grow back in twosies-twosies

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I started doing it when I was 24. I vowed to stop doing it about 100 times. I’m 30 now and I’m still doing it… I pull out any gray hair that sprouts… Continue reading

More thinking about “writing about reading”

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Thank you to everyone who made me do some thinking about “writing about reading” today. Using the TCRWP’s old binder of lessons for this unit of study, I think I re-crafted a unit… Continue reading

Going Beyond a Reading Response Journal

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Today was the first day that I had my students write about their reading in our read aloud. I asked them, “Is it possible for a child to change the society in which… Continue reading

TM Makes Poor Writers? IDK.

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I’ve heard a lot of talk lately about texting (or instant messaging or emailing — although that one’s on the way out as far as high school & college kids are concerned) being the… Continue reading

Reacting to the World

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One of my students e-mailed me a few hours ago asking me if I read a piece of her writing that she gave to me (to read) on Thursday. I read it and… Continue reading

Credentials

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I checked the mail today and was happy to see something other than bills inside. I received my NCTE National Convention Credentials today. 🙂 Although the program wasn’t included in the envelope, there… Continue reading

Putting it out there

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I just sent ten of my former students, who’ve expressed an interest in doing independent writing projects going-forward, an iomoi invitation to consider joining me to work on a manuscript for a sequel… Continue reading

A List Poem for Poetry Friday

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As I’ve stated many times, I’m not a great poet. It’s an area I’m trying to improve upon. However, how hard is a list poem, right? Well, here goes my shot at a… Continue reading

Getting Organized

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My colleague Kate keeps everything in binders. I originally didn’t understand why since I have an elaborate filing system on my computer. I just find what I need and print it. And then… Continue reading

Mathematical Rubric Writing

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Today my kids and I co-authored a rubric for the math project they’re working on. While I wanted 4, 3, 2, and 1 for the scoring, three-quarters of them stated they wanted it… Continue reading

Writers’ Window: Another place for young writers to get published!

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Check out Writers’ Window, which is a website that publishes student work as long as the child follows the submission guidelines. BTW: One of my students began reading New Moon Magazine for Girls… Continue reading

Writer’s Notebook Wednesday: It’s baaaaaack!

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Please submit your posts using Mr. Linky or by leaving your post in the comments section so others can read your writing and get inspired by it. Thanks! Ruth’s Entry: Click here. Stacey’s… Continue reading

ruth’s wn entry: Wow Moments

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Made this list today during a second grade workhsop — I’ll fill this notebook by the weekend.  Here’s the cover to commerate this milestone — I started it less than 2 months ago. … Continue reading

Stacey’s WN Entry: Not quite a poem and not quite a list

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Here’s my submission for Writer’s Notebook Wednesdays. P.S. This is that notebook I was going to do all of the recopying into.

Writer’s Prompts

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I received a supplement with my students’ Time for Kids Magazines today. It was called “Writer’s Prompts: 36 Great Writing Ideas! Great writing starts with a great idea.” I’ve chosen to upload and… Continue reading

Empowering the Voices of Ten Girls from East Harlem

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I’ve had a few inquiries (personally and online) about how I went about publishing DEAL WITH IT! Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women with my former students. Well, I wrote a proposal on… Continue reading

How do Notebooks Fit into the Writing Process

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A Time for Meaning – Notebooks in the Writing Process, originally uploaded by teachergal. This graphic is from Katherine Bomer’s Key Note Address at the 2006 TCRWP Summer Institute on the Teaching of… Continue reading

I’m finally using it today!

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I’m finally using that notebook. You know, the one with all of the recopied entries, today in my WW Demo. (Here’s an image of the entry.) However, since 2005 I’ve added a few… Continue reading