It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Mr. Linky is down (again — seems to be a common theme) so please link your Slice … Continue Reading The First “Slice of Life Story Challenge” of December
Need a basic comment sheet for your students’ next Publishing Celebration? Just make a three-column table in Word like this:
Through the years… Originally uploaded by teachergal I took one of the lean prompts, and some of the questions Sprague gave us during the Stories in Hand Class, and used … Continue Reading Stacey’s Memoir Monday Post: In-Process About My Closest Friend
Custom-made Idea Notebooks Originally uploaded by teachergal If you read this blog a lot, then you know I love Etsy! I’ve found many creative Etsians who have created wonderful things … Continue Reading A Fabulous Etsian Made These for My Kids!
Growing up, we traveled deep into the hills of the Ozarks in Arkansas for Thanksgiving dinner with my grandparents. We used to sing, “Through the river and over the hills … Continue Reading Ruth’s Memoir Monday: Thanksgiving
In my most November 2008 issue of The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, I came across an article by Gloria E. Jacobs, “We Learn What We Do: Developing a … Continue Reading Standard English vs. Texting.
My colleagues and I are going to revisit writer’s notebooks with our students right after the winter recess. We haven’t written the teaching points yet, but our homework, over the … Continue Reading Revisiting
Time to take a trip down memory lane… Once you write your post, please link it here using the Image Linky. (If you don’t see the Image Linky below, then … Continue Reading Memoir Mondays
Earlier this week, I posted about the process of determining how to attach grades to chats and discussion forums. Before break, my students divided into two groups and determined the … Continue Reading A Couple “Techy” Rubrics
Prompts for Writing About Reading Originally uploaded by teachergal I’ve been cranking-out charts for the past hour or so: News & Announcements Charts, as well as strategy charts. Just thought … Continue Reading Sundays are for chart-making.
Week of December 1st, 2008 Originally uploaded by teachergal I just finished planning out the upcoming week and wow… there’s a lot going on! However, when I realized my kids … Continue Reading It’s going to be a busy week!
Ruth picked up an extra copy of The Aspiring Poet’s Journal by Bernard Friot, in the NCTE Exhibit Hall, before I arrived in San Antonio last Friday. I rifled through … Continue Reading POETRY FRIDAY: The Aspiring Poet’s Journal – Day 1
I receive quotes from Real Simple nearly every day. The one I received today resonated with me. It’s from President Kennedy. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget … Continue Reading JFK said:
My Thanksgiving Dessert Creation from 2006. Originally uploaded by teachergal HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I woke up early this morning and started reflecting on what I am thankful for. The list is … Continue Reading I am thankful for…
Using Discussion Forums and Chats I am able to gain insight into my students’ reading lives at an amazing rate. I know which are lovers of books and which would … Continue Reading Reading Notes?
Yesterday I invited my students to enter a Discussion Forum. During class it was a simple thread asking that they post a bit about themselves and then respond to other … Continue Reading Discussion Forums and Chats.