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For Art’s Sake!!!

Whenever I think of an art-related activity to do with my students that isn't an actual craft project, I always ask myself, "Will they get something out of this or am I doing art work art's sake?" In case you're wondering what I mean by art for art's sake, that means doing an art activity… Continue reading For Art’s Sake!!!

georgia heard · heart maps · Nancie Atwell

Getting Started with My Territories

I decided it was time for me to start doing the work I'm going to ask my students to do this fall with regard to mapping their writing territories. The following photo includes my bulleted list of territories plus one of them with 12 different things I can write about the larger territory. Now I… Continue reading Getting Started with My Territories