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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

“An overuse of craft is cr*p!”

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Author Lester Laminack taught a course I took at Teachers College during the 2006 Summer Institute on the Teaching of Writing. He said, “There’s only a letter or two that separates the word… Continue reading