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Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #24

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Stacey and “Ebubbey” in 2002 Originally uploaded by teachergal When I woke up this morning, I got out of bed as usual. I went into our study, flicked on the light above my… Continue reading

first grade poetry.

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I’ve been working alongside Colette Berg & Melissa Possell in their first grade rooms. We’ve been having students do a lot of collaboration as they make their first foray into poetry. Last week… Continue reading

Slice of Life

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Welcome to the SLICE OF LIFE Information Page. If I dismiss the ordinary — waiting for the special, the extreme, the extraordinary to happen — I may just miss my life. –Dani Shapiro… Continue reading

This time, it’s great to be on the B-List!

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Ruth and I are flattered that over 100 people have linked to Two Writing Teachers, since we started blogging here a little over six months ago. We just found out yesterday that we’re… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Something New

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 Yesterday I checked in on a blog that is becoming a favorite — Cool People I Know.  Little Purple Cow (aka Stephanie) had posted a poem in a form called etheree.  (It’s a focus… Continue reading

WN ENTRY: Traditions

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There is a wedding tradition that involves lifting the bride and groom above the crowd at a wedding celebration. Further, as in Orthodox Custom, they´re not supposed to touch. This photo represents that… Continue reading

Jump into the new year… seriously

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HipWriterMama wrote a very inspiring post last year, which she reposted yesterday. Click here to read it. The line that resonated with me the most was: Take yourself seriously. Treat your dream seriously.… Continue reading

Poetry Friday Roundup

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Here we go folks! Shelf Elf: A wonderful little haiku and a book recommendation to boot! Jama Rattigan: Links us to a poem authored by Gregory Djanikian who is the Head of the… Continue reading

TGIPF — I Am…

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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 when I was… Continue reading

Stand up for something… don’t just deal with it!

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My father and I were talking on the phone the other night… He suggested that I spearhead an effort, with my former students, that would lead to a sequel to DEAL WITH IT!… Continue reading

Sketching the exterior of your school

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My students finished the NECAP Reading Test today. The sun also came out too. (I was on the verge of building an arc since there had been a lot of gray skies this… Continue reading

Poetry Friday Round Up

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So here it goes — The Brave who share their own words (or their students’) Elaine Magliaro at Wild Rose Reader John Mutford at The Book Mine Set inspired by bpNichol. MsMac at… Continue reading

An Inspired Writer

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The purpose of Ruth’s other blog aims to inspire readers and writers. She definitely did that with me today! I decided that what I had already bought my Mom for her upcoming birthday… Continue reading

Demonstration in Minilessons: my personal narrative

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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

on writing

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Today I was reminded of a story from Stephen King’s book, On Writing:  A Memoir of the Craft.  Here are his words — My room in our Durham house was upstairs, under the… Continue reading

Take a new teacher by the hand and PAY IT FORWARD!

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Pay it forward! It wasn’t just a movie and it’s not just an expression in my world. Those three little words are ones I try to live by at work, on the open… Continue reading

ruth’s cwp (celebrity writer profile)

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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 post the darn… Continue reading

Getting Started: Creating CWPs

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Heinemann just published a lovely series of three booklets by Jim Vopat entitled Micro Lessons in Writing. I am so excited about infusing these micro lessons into my classroom, starting with some of… Continue reading

Strategy: Use photos to tell a story

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I often have my students bring in photographs of them at special times in their lives in order to help them spark their memory (and write a small moment story.) I discourage them… Continue reading

poetry friday

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I just love Maya Angelou. This one has me thinking — what does frighten me? Certainly not Friday the 13th! <smile.> Life Doesn’t Frighten Me At All Maya Angelou Shadows on the wall… Continue reading