Ruth and I joined up this morning for two workshops: “Where has all the Real Choice Gone? Revisiting an Essential Element in Writing Instruction” and also for “Where Social Justice … Continue Reading More from NCTE
So I’m in the 21st Century Learning Center . . . and what am I doing? BLOGGING! The opening session was Amy Tan & her story was lovely. Her main … Continue Reading straight from ncte.
I felt like a kid earlier this morning as I broke out the stickers and began decorating my new notebook. Even though it’s for professional use, I think it’s truly … Continue Reading New Professional Notebook
I found some “I Am…” Poems that my two of my students wrote during my second year of teaching (within our Poetry Unit of Study) on my computer this morning … Continue Reading TGIPF — I Am…
Breakfast Oatmeal & banana Cherrios or shredded wheat Milk Orange juice Hot tea Gotta get a good start, Mom would say to me. But now I’m a grown up and … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: breakfast.
It’s that time of the week again! Please submit your entries as a comment or by using Mr. Linky. My post can be read here. Ruth’s post can be read … Continue Reading It’s WNW!
I’m so busy. Busy as a bee. (What does that really mean?) I wanted to write today, but didn’t have the time to write in prose, the way I normally … Continue Reading WN Entry: Busy
Thursday, November 15th, is I LOVE TO WRITE DAY! The goal of I Love to Write Day is “a grassroots effort to have people of all ages practice their … Continue Reading I Love To Write Day!
Or is it blogger’s block? I don’t know what to post . . . and this is quite uncharacteristic for me, which means it is also quite frustrating. Since the … Continue Reading writer’s block.
I don’t buy gifts. I don’t bake cupcakes. I don’t create Happy Birthday Certificates. Instead I hand-make a birthday card for each of my students, decorate it with stickers, ribbons, … Continue Reading Birthday Poems Instead of Presents
Peer Conferring… it’s one of the most important things I think we can teach our students how to do in a Writing Workshop. Hence, I’ve been doing a lot of … Continue Reading Peer Conferences
I had the opportunity to visit The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts today. For someone who like me, who is obsessed with picture books, spending … Continue Reading Art Appreciation (Picture Books)
If there’s any book I’ve turned to over and over again that sits on my bookshelf and DOESN’T collect dust, it’s Georgia Heard‘s The Revision Toolbox: Teaching Techniques That Work, … Continue Reading Revision Toolbox
Just a reminder to nominate your favorite new book for a Cybil. The voting lasts until November 21st. I’m really looking forward to working with the other members of the … Continue Reading Cybils Reminder
There are lots of November birthdays in my class this year. In fact 25% of my class was born in the month of November. Therefore, this poem, by Christina Rossetti, … Continue Reading Poetry Friday is over at A Wrung Sponge this week.
Who has changed your life? What person or people have made such a huge impact on your life that they’ve changed the course of it for you? Please write an … Continue Reading WNW: Who has made an impact on your life and changed the course of it for you?
When I read Stacey’s charge on Monday, I thought about all of the typical people I could write about, and quite frankly, I wasn’t excited about it at all. So … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: people who have changed me.
The two people who changed my life were both my teachers. Carol Snook Role: 1st Grade Teacher Carol Snook was the most amazing teacher a child could ask for. She … Continue Reading Stacey’s WN Entry: Two People Who’ve Really Changed My Life
Recently my curriculum director gave me the book: Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practiceedited by Kylene Beers, Robert E.Probst, & Linda Rief. (Is my curriculum director awesome, or what?) I … Continue Reading defining book.