The Climbing Tree Branches sturdy old A deep hole for your foot As you hoist yourself upwards you can see all the buds blossoming –Stacey, May 2008 This week Poetry Friday is being… Continue reading
Next Week: Agh!!!!!!!!!!! Originally uploaded by teachergal Farjeon wrote a poem called “There Isn’t Time,” which has always resonated with me since I try to multi-task all of the time — sometimes successfully… Continue reading
Last summer I took a course at T.C.’s Reading Institute with Kyleene Beers. She gave us a copy of her book Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise Into Practice. As I read parts of it,… Continue reading
I’ve been working on updating the list of books I’ve read to my kids this year since I think it’s good to keep a list, of sorts. I have the book covers photocopied… Continue reading
Cleaned-Up Classroom Library Originally uploaded by teachergal Yesterday morning V came to me and asked, “Can I stay up at lunch with you to fix the classroom library?” I paused. Was I really… Continue reading
I recall clapping out the syllables to words when I was very young. Did it help me as a writer? Probably? I mean, I know where to hyphenate a word when I’m actually… Continue reading
LINE BREAKS!!!!! So important and so mystifying for kids who are just starting to write poetry. They see them all the time, they know what they are, but they don’t use them when… Continue reading
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