It’s time for the SOLSC!

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Stacey’s SOLS: Almost Skunked

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Not so long ago, in a land called Connecticut… OR Once upon a time, when we were driving up to my in-law’s home… Doesn’t that sound tranquil? Well, it should’ve been, but it… Continue reading

Ruth’s MM: My Brother.

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Last night I was looking through some of my original posts, trying to find the words to match a picture.  Along the way, I ran across this post about when my brother and… Continue reading

It’s Memoir Monday!

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Sharing in Writing Workshop

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I just received a mailing from my school over the weekend with our summer professional reading. There’s an excerpt from The Art of Teaching Reading, as well as a copy of Leah Mermelstein‘s… Continue reading

Stacey’s M.M. Post: THIS BODY CLIMBED MT. WASHINGTON!

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Summit of Mt. Washington Originally uploaded by teachergal “This Body Climbed Mt. Washington.” It’s a t-shirt I was so proud of wearing on my teenage body for years. It stood for everything I… Continue reading

REVISION, REVISION, REVISION

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Some notes I took from Carl Anderson’s Revision Class (first session) at the TCRWP Writing Institute. It’s all about how to make revision more meaningful and useful for kids so that they don’t… Continue reading

Inspiration for Tomorrow’s M.M.

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Looking for some inspiration to help you write a memoir-like post for tomorrow’s MEMOIR MONDAYS Challenge? Well, here is something to think about… Think back to a time in your life when you… Continue reading

How to Make Conferring Better in Our Classrooms

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Conferring Tips from C.A. Originally uploaded by teachergal Carl Anderson delivered an excellent keynote address at the TCRWP’s Writing Institute, which I attended a couple of weeks ago. It was called, “So You… Continue reading

wanna new font?

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Maybe some of you out there are as crazy about fonts as Stacey and I?  If so, check out today’s post on Sprague Lab called Font-o-licious!  Jessica Sprague has provided a tutorial for… Continue reading

Getting ready to send…

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…handmade welcome cards to all of my students. This is what the backs of them look like: I kept it simple this year… a short note about me being their teacher and how… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: A Carl Sandburg Poem

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This week Kelly Fineman is hosting Poetry Friday. Even though it’s pretty hot and sticky outside during the day, there’s something wonderful about the summer nights we’ve been having. The following poem, by… Continue reading

Ruth’s SOLS: Giggles.

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Tonight, while Andy cooked dinner and I continued my recovery, we sent the kids upstairs to play. The monitor was on and it was filling the entire downstairs with giggles. They were having… Continue reading

Day in a Sentence

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My Day in a Sentence: I cannot figure out why I ruined a perfectly good pedicure by walking over three miles in dressy sandals. Want to participate in Kevin’s “Day in a Sentence”… Continue reading

Getting Started with My Territories

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I decided it was time for me to start doing the work I’m going to ask my students to do this fall with regard to mapping their writing territories. The following photo includes… Continue reading

Sad… Sometimes it’s more precise than you think!

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Last week, during the Writing Institute, Lucy stressed the impotance of writing with precise language since that enhances meaning. I was shocked when she said that sometimes “I felt bad,” in a kid’s… Continue reading

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Where do you write?

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Rick’s post about writing and thinking spaces made me recall my college years in Washington. I used to go to the National Gallery of Art before every history exam (My minor was History.)… Continue reading

SOLSC: Transported back in time

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The Band Originally uploaded by teachergal The 25th Festival Italiano took place in Westport over the weekend. There were carnival games and lots of greasy foods. There was also live music. Emil Stucchio… Continue reading

Heart Mapping & Writing Territories

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I’ve been having my students map their hearts, to help them generate ideas for writing, when they’re stuck, for as long as I’ve been teaching. However, last week when I was at the… Continue reading