Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #24

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Stacey and “Ebubbey” in 2002 Originally uploaded by teachergal When I woke up this morning, I got out of bed as usual. I went into our study, flicked on the light above my… Continue reading

My Own Independent “Writing” Project

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It’s been a plan of mine, for years, to create my own Passover Haggadah. I think I FINALLY finished it (all sixty pages of it) tonight, with ample time to have it printed… Continue reading

Thinking About Thesis Statements

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the thesis statements my students are going to start crafting for their literary essays lately. Therefore, in addition to the graphic organizer I produced for… Continue reading

Reading Photographs Helps Students Write Better

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I just got around to perusing the Feb/Mar 2008 Issue of Reading Today this afternoon. Tucked away on page 46 I found an article entitled “‘Reading’ photographs can lead students to better writing,”… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 23

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Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about this Challenge, please visit our Slice of Life Challenge Page. Also,… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #23

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 22

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Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: #22

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I woke up earlier than expected this morning. Therefore, I headed into my study, retrieved some chart paper, grabbed some specialty stickers, took out some markers from the drawer, and started working on… Continue reading

Poetry Station: READY FOR LIFT-OFF!

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I think I’m going to have my students sign-up to use this for one week at a time since there are seven activities. Though it’ll take two weeks to complete all of the… Continue reading

Thesis Statement Creation

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Kate mentioned that some of our students might need assistance with developing their thesis statements. Therefore, I created a graphic organizer for students to use to help them develop a meaty thesis statement.… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #21

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My eyes followed the v-shaped glass that rested on the plate next to two, over-sized chocolate chip cookies at Twist on Angell. I want that, I thought. So, I didn’t stuff myself during… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 21

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Poetry Friday: Esther’s Tale

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Today is Purim. Hence, a few verses from Steve Hausman’s Poem entitled, “Esther’s Tale.” Adar the 14th day is near It means that Purim is almost here But if in Jerusalem you’ll be… Continue reading

Structured Poetry Challenges

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I just found a great diamante “lesson” over at the WritingFix’s Left-Brain Site. They have some great poetry challenges you might want to check out. Other good diamante poem resources can be found… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #20

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New Plan Book

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Ruth introduced me to Winkflash a few weeks ago. I signed up for their services and received a $19.99 special deal to create a photo book of up to 100 pages. Hence, I… Continue reading

Slice of Life Story Challenge: Day 20

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Can you believe we’re already at Day 20 of the ? Please link your Slice of Life Story to us here by clicking on the Mr. Linky Widget below. To learn more about… Continue reading

Coming Soon: Poetry Station for Morning Work

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I provide my students with academic choices for a half hour, each morning, during our Morning Work Period. Some read, some write, some play math games, some do flash cards, and some need… Continue reading

Amaze Me!

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You know the student who always rushes through assignments? You know, that kid… the one who sacrifices quality to finish his/her work? Well, I thought one of my students was rushing through their… Continue reading

Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: Day #19

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Sitting in the doctor’s waiting room. In pain. Waiting. Not fun. “Hey,” Marc said getting my attention. “We need to do this before tomorrow.” I gave him a look. I had no idea… Continue reading