Scrapbooks for the Slicers

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One of the Two Handmade SOLSC Scrapbooks Originally uploaded by teachergal I enlisted myself for the preservation of my four students’ Slices of Life (i.e., the ones who completed all 31 March). I… Continue reading

Quick Publish Assessment for Literary Essay

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In case you’re wondering what the on-demand assessment (aka: Quick Publish Assessment) I was blogging about earlier looks like, here’s what it looks like: LITERARY ESSAY QUICK PUBLISH ASSESSMENT TASK: Write a four… Continue reading

Thinking about on-demand lit. essay writing

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When my students return from vacation they’re going to be spending a week in their notebooks before we start our memoir unit of study. (We’re saving poetry for last since I didn’t feel… Continue reading

What’s in your pocket?

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Today is “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” When I taught in NYC, this was the equivalent of a holiday. Lots of fun activities and special events took place on this day. Seeing as… Continue reading

Stacey’s Sixth of Eight Poems

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NY Times Article

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My friend Dan sent me this article this morning. Do click over to The New York Times and read it when you have a few moments. New York Region With Mentors at Their… Continue reading

A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 5 of 8

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Even if you’re a few days behind, don’t fret. C’mon in and join Paul B. Janeczo, who selected the poems for A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms defines… Continue reading

Stacey’s Fifth of Eight Poems

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A Senryu About My Tummy Ache Sampling “Pesach” food Gefilte fish and pickles Tummy ache galore! I’m not sure why I chose that combination of things (there was more), but I was limited… Continue reading

Reflections: Growth

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Someone once told me that an experienced teacher asks, “How are the kids doing?” rather than asking “How am I doing?” I’ve found that to be more and more true of myself as… Continue reading

A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 4 of 8

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I’ve probably written couplets before, but I don’t think I realized it. You see, I disliked poetry when I was in elementary school because I thought it ALL had to rhyme. Once I… Continue reading

This Tuesday’s SOLSC Is Here!

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Please add the following image to your post and/or link back to this post so that folks can find other participants. Consider inviting-in someone new to the SOLSC Community. Know a blogger who… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story

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I’ve been doing some very light hammering for the past hour. There are more holes in some of my walls than I should even admit to. Why? I’m trying to find spaces for… Continue reading

Word Count Feels So Restricting

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I started a Word Count Journal nine days ago. I like the concept, but I find it so restricting! With the exception of articles I wrote (in my former life when I was… Continue reading

Stacey’s Fourth of Eight Poems

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A Couplet About the Tomato Salads I Created For Dinner Originally uploaded by teachergal I was slicing tomatoes, crumbling goat cheese, sprinkling salt, and drizzling olive oil last night. The smell brought me… Continue reading

Student Resources on ReadWriteThink

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One of my students contacted me yesterday asking for things to do online because she was bored. Hence, I found some great student resources over at ReadWriteThink that I shared with her. There… Continue reading

Stacey’s Third of Eight Poems

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Nurturing a Poem with Two Voices Originally uploaded by teachergal First, I decided it would be appropriate for me to do some nurturing… after all, I want to make sure that anything I… Continue reading

A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 3 of 8

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Ruth got me thinking about writing a poem for two voices, which I attempted once (and failed at). Hence, I modified my thinking about poems for two voices since I started thinking about… Continue reading

Stacey’s Second of Eight Poems

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My best friend had a baby on March 10th, 2008. The distance between us (she lives in Southern CT), coupled with my busy work schedule, meant that I didn’t get down to see… Continue reading

ruth’s poem: 2 of 8.

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New Family There used to be three – Now there’s five. There used to be quiet – Now there’s noise. There used to be tidy-ness – Now there’s clutter. There used to be… Continue reading

A One Week Poetry Challenge: Day 2 of 8

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Even if you didn’t partake in Day 1 of the Challenge, you may start at any time with: Today’s inspiration to jump-start your writing, if you need it: Try writing an “I used… Continue reading