Tammi Myers wrote the following on our Facebook Page in response to the post I wrote on Tuesday: Sometimes we repeat jargon with the goal of being consistent with other … Continue Reading Say What You Mean: Part Two
One September, I was creating a chart with my students about the things good writers do. They said things like “good writers write long and strong” and “they add details.” … Continue Reading Say What You Mean: Part One
I was just reviewing my notes from the course I took with Lucy at the TCRWP Summer Writing Institute last month. I came across a page of notes I took … Continue Reading Meta-Language for Talking About Texts
Last week, during the Writing Institute, Lucy stressed the impotance of writing with precise language since that enhances meaning. I was shocked when she said that sometimes “I felt bad,” … Continue Reading Sad… Sometimes it’s more precise than you think!