What a great discussion Stacey got started about writer’s notebooks. To see it, read her post One Notebook or Many? (as well as others since, click here). I’ve been thinking … Continue Reading notebooks: make ’em work for you!
I found this anonymously written poem at the TeacherHelpers Website. It’s an interesting take on a child who is trying to do the write thing. Patience My teacher asked a … Continue Reading Poetry Thursday & Calling Out
Ruth and I collect quotations, which is why we have an entire page devoted to quotes. However, I also like Words of Wisdom. In fact, I have had my two … Continue Reading WN Entry: Words of Wisdom (W.O.W.)
What if…? That’s a question I ask myself very often when I try to get my imagination running when I’m writing fiction, which is not the easiest genre for me … Continue Reading A very different unit of study
I’m running on empty (and I’m not talking about my gas tank). I’ve barely done any of the recopying in my new writer’s notebook that I set out to do. … Continue Reading time for recopying
Kim from Bookworm Bookmarks created this great button for us. Kim creates some of the most beautiful hand-made bookmarks I’ve ever seen. She’ll create a gorgeous one for you by … Continue Reading Great Button About Writing
Pretty soon we’re going to be going at full speed as a new school year begins. Before GO, though, there’s GET READY and GET SET. Have you gotten ready, gotten … Continue Reading before GO.
Today is my first day of work. I found comfort in this post over at the Cincinnati Library’s Blog, Turning the Page, since it discusses the book Mr. Ouchy’s First … Continue Reading First Day of School Jitters
Narragansett Beach, RI Narragansett Originally uploaded by teachergal STRATEGY: Write about the first time you did something. ENTRY: This past weekend was full of firsts. We had our first Shabbat … Continue Reading WN Entry: Writing About My First Visit to Narragansett Beach
Stacey inspired me (as is so often the case) to capture my home in some sort of art medium for my writer’s notebook. Since for my 30th birthday my husband … Continue Reading ruth’s wn entry: home + art.
Paula left a comment under Stacey’s entry: Sketching the Place We Live. She had some great resources listed, so I wanted to share them here on the main page. (I’ve … Continue Reading books on art + writing.
Kate (the other fourth grade teacher at my school) & I are planning on spending Friday, 9/7 decorating writer’s notebooks with our students. I’m thinking that it should be almost … Continue Reading Decorating Writer’s Notebooks
After meeting Andi, Angela, Beth, and Molly at the WLU Conference in Louisville last month, I decided to attend the 2007 NCTE Convention in New York City. (Those four ladies … Continue Reading NCTE National Convention
I’ve told my students so many times to sketch a memory and then draw it. I’m a little tired of that strategy for I feel that too often kids try … Continue Reading “Sketching” the Place Where You Live
A week ago Stacey posted an idea for Celebrity Writer Profiles. I thought this was such a great idea, and had to make a sample one for myself too. (Then I forgot to … Continue Reading ruth’s cwp (celebrity writer profile)
Ruth and I both know and love Poetry Friday. However, I was just perusing the internet and found a site called Poetry Thursday, which is “an online project that builds … Continue Reading Poetry Thursday
So here I am, on a mission, to find the perfect notebook to use as my MASTER NOTEBOOK (sounds kind of funny calling it that) for my conferences. I think … Continue Reading Operation Notebook
I have goosebumps because our mission is already being accomplished! Well, for today at least! One of our goals for this blog is: To bring writing teachers together to share ideas and … Continue Reading mission accomplished.
Sharing. What a gift! I had the pleasure of spending last week with 25 teachers who were concentrating on becoming more effective writing teachers. I’m a firm believer in one … Continue Reading the gift we give.
Angela Redden got me thinking about all of my goals for the upcoming school year. I thought this would be a brilliant place for me to articulate my writerly goals, … Continue Reading My Writing Teacher Goals