Monthly Archive: December, 2012

The Slice of Life Story Challenge & a Christmas Wish.

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Merry Christmas to all of the Slicers who celebrate!  I hope you have a joyous and meaningful holiday with those you love. Please link up your slice of life story to this post… Continue reading

Link up your slices.

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Please link the Slice of Life Story you write today to this post by leaving a comment. Be sure to check out other bloggers’ writing by clicking through the links in the comment… Continue reading

A winter recess (of sorts).

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2012 is coming to a close.  Chanukah ends today, but I’ll still be busy preparing to celebrate my five year wedding anniversary and my daughter’s upcoming second birthday.  Ruth and her family are… Continue reading

A moose, penguins & book giveaways

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This Moose Belongs to Me and Baby Penguins Everywhere are new books with strong messages that contain craft moves we can teach young writers.

Writing Unapologetically

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One of the lines from the Voices Strong class mantra, taught by Christy Rush-Levine is Write Unapologetically. I love these two words side-by-side standing for genuine marks on the page. Today, I planned… Continue reading

A national tragedy impacts all of us.

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I don’t want to imagine receiving an automated phone call from my child’s school telling me there has been a shooting there.  That’s what happened today in Newtown, CT after a gunman entered… Continue reading

Informational Writing Can Be Informational Learning: A Guest Blog Post by Christopher Lehman

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Students’ informational writing can change dramatically when we include an extra step in between: 1) take notes, 2) experiment with those notes by teaching-through-writing, 3) write a draft.

12.12.12

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It’s a special date today. Never again in our life time will the month, day, and year be identical. My daughter’s school had a special 12-12-12 celebration. At home, we celebrated Andy’s birthday.… Continue reading

Having trouble seeing TWT Facebook posts?

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A couple weeks ago it came to my attention that one of our readers wasn’t seeing Two Writing Teachers pop up in her Facebook News Feed.  That prompted me to check our stats,… Continue reading

Serve Up Your Slice Today!

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Last Tuesday, Betsy wrote this at the top of her slice of life post: Serve up your slice over at Two Writing Teachers with Stacey and Ruth. Do you know how much I… Continue reading

More on the Writing Continuum

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It’s late, but I promised to post more about the writing continuum work in fourth grade. Thankfully one of the fourth grade teachers has already documented the early work on her blog. Click… Continue reading

The Focus It Takes to Write

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While I’ve thought of myself as a great multi-tasker for years, I recently found that my multi-tasking was preventing me from completing writing.  If I get lucky enough to be home for my… Continue reading

Interactive Modeling, an Author Q&A, and Giveaways

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Interactive Modeling: A Powerful Technique for Teaching Children teaches us how to use interactive modeling to teach a variety of classroom routines, behaviors, and skills in an engaging way that shows students what to do while providing them with a safe space to practice.

Formal Language Continuum

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There’s way more to this story than what I can process and write tonight. So this is a post with a promise. I’ll share the more of the thinking soon. I’m working with… Continue reading

It’s time to share your slices.

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Please link the Slice of Life Story you write today to this post by leaving a comment. Be sure to check out other bloggers’ writing by clicking through the links in the comment… Continue reading

On my mind…

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It’s one of those days. You know, where you wonder if you really want to keep doing this? It’s one of those days. You know, where you are positive you are doing exactly… Continue reading