Tag Archives: two writing teachers

Every day for a month

This month of blogging has been quite a commitment. I have kept others waiting while I blogged away each and every day. I have put things off. I have cleared time. I have made writing, thinking, considering and publishing a … Continue reading

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YES or NO

  Words are power. I know this, and so…when I have opportunity, I always choose YES. The reason? Simple. I want to say that beautiful open creative imaginative word. I want to grant permission. Give forgiveness. If the power to … Continue reading

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Kahoot! Why I Blog

This evening I learned something new!  I was just sitting down to write my blog post for the day and I came across this blog by Chris at Reading Amidst the Chaos.  I hadn’t ever heard of Kahoot! before. I … Continue reading

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I could write about…

Thank you to Michelle @litlearningzone for this lovely little slice from whence came this post’s format. ————————————————————————- This morning I am so full of so many things I could write. I could write about the plants and animals I am … Continue reading

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Write like this: Lame Blog Post Day

A lame Slice of Life would be the moment you decide you are going to write this one long sentence then go out and figure out how your third vacation day will go because you had a great idea for … Continue reading

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cookies

“Let’s go exploring,” said Paulito turning towards the door. “Okay,” replied Kimber. They snuck out the door and ran down four flights of stairs.  When they reached street level there were people everywhere. There were lights amidst the darkness. Tiny … Continue reading

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Reading Non-Fiction with Power

I’ve spent some time thinking about how to help students read informational text.  If you’re an educator, you have too.  I’ve gathered a lot of strategies across years to further this effort. This is difficult work because often children want … Continue reading

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