Messy Mountain

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I filled in the last three boxes of my story mountain during today’s W.W. I just added my character’s feelings/thinking in blue to the mountain when I got home. Then I started thinking… Continue reading

RIWP Spring Conference

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I just received an e-mail today to find out that my proposal to do a session at the Rhode Island Writing Project’s Spring Conference was accepted. :-) The session’s title I proposed when… Continue reading

Working My Way Backwards

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I started a story mountain for my W.W. minilesson demo today. I started with the climax of the story: Then, I started working my way backwards: I’m hoping this will illustrate for my… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday

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Wrapped in Marc’s Tallit for the Sheva Brachot Originally uploaded by teachergal Photo Taken by Zlatko Batistich on Our Wedding Day.

relax.

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I’m not sure what the weather has been like in your corner of the world, but here in the Midwest, it has been bizarre!  (Which may be a bit of an understatement!)  Last… Continue reading

A new title

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When I read Jamaica’s Find for the purpose of introducing it as a touchstone text to my students last week, I felt as though many of them thought the book was a little… Continue reading

Walking the Walk

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As I was conferring with my students today, I realized that many of their fictional characters were just them, but with different names. (They were choosing seed ideas today and developing their characters.)… Continue reading

organization help.

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I happened across this website today.  It offers many tips and ideas to help tackle all of your organization dilemmas.  Check it out!  Life Organizers.com

Ruth’s WN Entry: Pride.

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Stacey’s challenge for WNW last week made me pause and think. According to the Merriam-Webster Website (one of my favorites, by the way), Pride is: 1: the quality or state of being proud:… Continue reading

WN Entry: In less than six months…

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This week has been filled with wonderful blog-related things. First, we became b-listers. Next, one of my favorite authors, Jacqueline Woodson, happened upon our blog and posted a comment. And then this morning… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: I Am a Tree

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This poem comes from the book Earth Lines: Poems for the Green Age by Pat Moon. I Am a Tree I am a tree. Like you I … One difference between us two… Continue reading

New WN

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I purchased an extra Moleskine Notebook in August when I was buying for my students since they come in packs of three. I wasn’t sure I’d ever use the 21st one for myself,… Continue reading

This time, it’s great to be on the B-List!

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Ruth and I are flattered that over 100 people have linked to Two Writing Teachers, since we started blogging here a little over six months ago. We just found out yesterday that we’re… Continue reading

Teaching Fiction in a Pin-Drop, Silent Room

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WN Entry – Fiction pg. 1 Originally uploaded by teachergal Today’s Writing Workshop Teaching Point came right out of Calkins and Cruz’s Short Fiction Book – Session 1. While I used the skeleton… Continue reading

WNW: Pride

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A charge for today’s Writer’s Notebook Wednesday: Think about how proud you are of someone or something you’re proud of and write about it. My entry can be found by clicking here. Ruth’s… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday: My Wedding Photos Arrived Online To Me Yesterday!!!

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WN Entry: Today’s Closing Circle

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I couldn’t be prouder of my students today. I felt the need to boast about them to my husband when I got home from work this evening since they had a very intense… Continue reading

Being inspired by a great picture book…

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Today was spent immersing my students in the short fiction genre by reading picture books. Here are the texts my students read and enjoyed either by themselves or with a partner: Beatrice’s Goat… Continue reading

Getting Ready to Launch a Short Fiction Unit of Study

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Touchstone Text: Knuffle Bunny Too — Craft Moves Chart Originally uploaded by teachergal One of the many books I’m going to use as a touchstone text is Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of… Continue reading

A New Look & Feel for TWT

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Ruth and I have been toying with the idea of changing the format of our blog. Well, this morning we finally did it. We’re using a new template on WordPress with TWO sidebars… Continue reading