Body Paragraphs

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My students will start drafting their personal essay body paragraphs tomorrow. In preparation for this event, I put together the basics of a good body paragraph. They are, as follows: EVERY GOOD BODY… Continue reading

WNW is here! “Where do you write?” is today’s working theme.

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It’s Wednesday again. That means it’s time for ! You may leave a comment or use Mr. Linky to link others to your writing today. Click here to read today’s charge if you… Continue reading

Daily Something: Alarm Clock

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It is reliable. I’ve had it since college. That’s a long time!!! I invested $17 in this alarm clock in 1995 and it’s still working for me, waking me up before the roosters… Continue reading

WN Entry: The place where I write

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I write daily at my desk. Even though my computer can be transported anywhere, I prefer to sit in my study and write in my desk and my chair. However, when I use… Continue reading

Daily Something: A little corner of my world

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My favorite corner in my home: Pictures I took during my summer vacation. Photos that transport me to another time and place where relaxation takes precedence over the little things we overthink in… Continue reading

TeachersCount

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I receive the “TeachersCount” Newsletter each month. I just learned about their blog, which is looking for newer teachers to write one post/week. Since this is a blog about writing and teaching, I… Continue reading

Tools of a Writer

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Where do you write? What do you use? Are you a notebook and pen/pencil person or do you type up everything on a computer? Does something inspire you in your writing space? What… Continue reading

It’s been published!

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Last Thursday, the D’var Torah I was working on and posted about last month was finally published with my synagogue’s weekly newsletter! Very little of what I wrote was edited and/or changed by… Continue reading

Daily Something – Auf Ruf

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This past Saturday we had our Aliyat Hatan veKallah at our synagogue, which was essentially a pre-wedding blessing followed by a celebration. We were surrounded by family and friends, which made the day… Continue reading

ruth’s wn entry: daily something #6

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So this is from yesterday,  but by the time my parents left & CSI came on, I didn’t have time to upload the photos + play with Photoshop.  Here you have it, a special… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Breathing-in Life

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Yes, it’s true. I’m submitting another Billy Collins Poem that’s moved me for this week’s Poetry Friday. It’s entitled “Days” and it makes me feel that life is something that should be breathed-in,… Continue reading

I’m noticing…

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I’m noticing that the quality of my students’ writing is getting better. I think it’s because of the personal essay unit of study (Calkins and Gilette) that I’m using in my classroom for… Continue reading

WN Entry: My Next Daily Something

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WNW: Daily Somethings

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Ruth provided me/us with a charge to try writing a Daily Something, inspired by Ali Edwards, for this week’s Writer’s Notebook Wednesday. I gave it a try last night. I couldn’t help but… Continue reading

Ruth’s WN Entry: Daily Something #5.

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Stacey’s WN Entry: Daily Something for Wednesday

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DAILY SOMETHING WRITTEN AS A NON-NARRATIVE ENTRY: I notice that I have a lot of hair products in my bathroom cabinet. There are gels, a can of mousse, pomades, cremes, serums, and more.… Continue reading

Stacey’s WN Entry: Daily Something

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They started out as little potato blobs on the griddle. However, with a little TLC, they turned into something special . Add the right accouterments and those potato blobs turned into latkes !… Continue reading

WNW: Daily Something Charge.

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  I’ve committed to writing a daily something for the month of December.  This idea came from Ali Edwards — you can read more on her blog, {A}.  Click here to read more… Continue reading

Choice & Genre Studies

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After I attended the November 17th NCTE Workshop entitled “Where Has All The Real Choice Gone?” my mind started turning. Ruth and I went out for cupcakes and coffee at Buttercup Bake Shop… Continue reading

New Header

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Joel from “So You Want To Teach” created our new image header. It’s a combination of our old one (sans the paper clips) and a little something new. Please let me us know… Continue reading