In our hurry-up-and-get-it-done-society, sometimes it’s tough to get our students to slow down and realize their unique writing processes. Sometimes it’s tough for us, as their teachers, to slow things down and give… Continue reading
When I attended T.C., I took “The Teaching of Writing” with Lucy Calkins, who truly taught me how to write better (not to mention how to be a better teacher of writing!). We… Continue reading
Here are a couple of pages from my writer’s notebook. I put them on transparencies and used them to teach a focus lesson about doing some “deep thinking” about a story before actually… Continue reading
Coney Island: 2004 Originally uploaded by teachergal When I was a little girl my father used to take me to Brooklyn at least once a month so we could spend time with his… Continue reading
It’s that time of the year in many classrooms. Check out the discussion (via the comments) in Jen Barney’s post: A Moment. Great discussion & ideas.
I’m honored to be part of the Cybils Fiction Picture Book Judging Team. Thanks Anne and Kelly!