Stacey’s M.M. Post: Personalization

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Each one is different… Each child’s name is on the reverse side… Originally uploaded by teachergal My fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Fass, was caring and compassionate. She also made learning FUN! I’ll never… Continue reading

Memoir Mondays: Link Your Post Here

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Character Traits

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I just put together a list of character traits for my students, ranking them as positive, negative, or a mix between the two for an upcoming character study unit we’re doing in Reading… Continue reading

Publishing Personal Narratives

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Student Reflection Sheet for Personal Narratives Originally uploaded by teachergal I updated the Personal Narrative Page on the Two Writing Teachers Website to include a student reflection sheet and an in-depth comment sheet… Continue reading

I Love to Write Day… on a Saturday?

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I got so excited about I Love To Write Day when I heard about it!!!!!! However, when I went to the organization’s website, I discovered that this year’s I Love to Write Day,… Continue reading

Glimmers

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I love having days when I witness signs of my students becoming stronger writers. Here are four glimmers from my day: One of my students shared an original poem that she mentored after… Continue reading

Getting Motivated

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This is my final post for this week’s Big Picture Series on Genuine Writing. Therefore, I wanted to leave you with a draft of a handout I’m planning to hand out when I… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: I Think I Said Too Much

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An Original Poem for Poetry Friday:   Writing in My PJ’s   I think I said too much When I told my kids About my morning rituals yesterday.   I told them I… Continue reading

Editing

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Need an editing checklist? Click here to view the one I’m using with my students as they get ready to publish their personal narratives.

Quick Jots

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I’ve come to believe that real writers always need a place to physically write. However, real writers also live real lives. Sometimes it’s not always possible to fit an entire writer’s notebook (no… Continue reading

Where do they stand?

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I’ve blogged a bit about the upcoming election. Tonight’s final Presidential Debate will most likely focus on the economy (Rightfully so considering the DJII’s 733 point drop, the fact that people are losing… Continue reading

Writing That Matters

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Yesterday I worked with three students, from different classes, who were writing about the death of a parent.  That’s rough.   My first thought is sometimes:  Who’s encouraging topic choice?   No thank you!  I didn’t… Continue reading

Become Your Students’ Writing Mentor

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Every writer needs a real writer to look up to. Why not allow your students’ favorite author be, well, YOU!??! By building up an arsenal of texts you created, with and without your… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: Good Mail.

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It’s unexpected time alone right now.  I was headed off to grab my laptop in order to get some work done and not be sucked into the blog world.  On the way, I… Continue reading

SOLSC Time!

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It’s time for this week’s Slice of Life Story Challenge. Please link your slice here by posting the link with Mr. Linky. Have a super Tuesday!

Stacey’s Slice of Life

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SOLSC 101408 Originally uploaded by teachergal Today was the first day of the NECAP Math Test. ‘Nuff said. Read the entry on the right.

Wow!

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Check out this Providence Journal article about a student who wrote a persuasive letter to Lowe’s and was granted a response bigger than he ever imagined. Bernardo Garcia wanted mulch for their outside… Continue reading

Write for a Purpose

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Most of us know the importance of writing with our students.  However, there is a significant difference between being a genuine writer and writing simply for the sake of having an model to… Continue reading

Sharing (at Morning Meeting)

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I spent the first few weeks of school modeling how to share during “Share Time” at Morning Meeting. I did this so that my students would have a greater sense of how I… Continue reading

The Craft Table for A SWEET SMELL OF ROSES is complete!

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I dissected Angela Johnson’s Book, A Sweet Smell of Roses, to the best of my ability today. I created wordy teaching points so you can truly help your students to see what craft… Continue reading