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Last August we made our blog live. This August, we’re delighted to announce the launch of Two Writing Teachers — The Website! Essentially, our new website is a place where you can go… Continue reading

The First P.F. of August

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This poem was mentioned when Michelle commented on Ruth’s Post, “Be a Writer,” yesterday evening. Miracle Workers by Taylor Mali Sunday nights I lie awake— as all teachers do— and wait for sleep… Continue reading

Be A Writer.

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This past week Stacey has posted several great ideas about ways she is going to get her students excited about writing.  If you’ve not seen them, then check out her posts from this… Continue reading

Ruth’s Day in a Sentence.

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Head spinning with ideas and plans and items to do, while attempting to balance my many roles.

Teachers & Writers: V39, #3

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If you haven’t already seen the Summer 2008 Issue of Teachers & Writers, which is published by the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, then I HIGHLY suggest picking it up soon. The Summer Issue… Continue reading

Inspiring Words for the Inside of Students’ Writer’s Notebooks

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For the past two years I’ve included “My Writer’s Notebook/Diamond Search” by Brod Bagert inside of every student’s writer’s notebook. However, in addition to Barert’s Poem this year, I’m also going to be… Continue reading

A Call for “Day in a Sentence” Submissions

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We’re happy to be hosting “Day in a Sentence” here at Two Writing Teachers this week. If you’re new to “Day in a Sentence,” which is similar to “Poetry Friday,” then just follow… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: What’s your mom do?

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Yesterday afternoon, my oldest daughter and I were driving home from school shopping.  Our conversation was one in which I was asking questions regarding important info that she should know — things like telephone… Continue reading

Ruth’s Memoir Monday: I remember.

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I remember lazy summer days with nothing to do but read a book cover-to-cover. I remember summers filled with professional development nearly every week. I remember dinner conversations that were entirely devoted to… Continue reading

Around the Papers & in the News

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I’ve been perusing newspapers online and found some articles worthy of sharing: At Struggling School, Pride Displaces Failure By WINNIE HU Published: July 20, 2008 Rising test scores highlight a year of ambitious… Continue reading

Meeting Area Supply Boxes for Workshop-Related Things

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I put the supplies I purchased earlier today into my kids’ Meeting Area Supply Boxes I purchased on Sunday. They don’t have much in them since I wanted to keep it simple… just… Continue reading

Stacey’s S.O.L.S.

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I spent an inordinate amount of time picking out the exact supplies I needed for my students’ Meeting Area Supplies Boxes. I was almost set, but realized I needed contact lens solution. Hence,… Continue reading

SOLSC

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Please link your posts here by commenting since Mr. Linky isn’t working. :(

Awards

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We received an Arte y Pico Award for the work we do here at TWT by a blog entitled “There Is No Such Thing As a G-d-Forsaken Town.” Thank you for that honor!… Continue reading

Link your post here!

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It’s that time of the week again! Please link your post here using Mr. Linky. NOTE: We’ve been having trouble with Mr. Linky, so if you want others to read your post, then… Continue reading

Stacey’s M.M.: Teaching

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I graduated from college with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in U.S. History. Even though I decided to move to NYC to work in the cosmetics industry, I secretly wanted to… Continue reading

Meeting Area Supplies

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Penny Pencil Cases Originally uploaded by teachergal I found pencil cases on sale for $.01 at Staples today. I decided to buy them so that the kids could have everything they need for… Continue reading

The Essence of Workshop Teaching

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I woke up early this morning and decided to get started on the PPT for my presentation at the 2008 Fall NEATE Conference in Nashua, NH. The title is, “INSPIRING CHILDREN TO WRITE:… Continue reading

Some photos

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In case you’re interested to see some photos from our little reunion in Indiana, they’re in the digital scrapbook below. Make a Smilebox scrapbook

Literacy Gifts

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Jen, Sarah, and Ruth gave me some fantastic ideas about ways to make the launch of writer’s notebooks and using the classroom library more exciting for children in September. I thought their ideas… Continue reading