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- @JoyKirr @complikatyed @nataleestotz @Shamlet For the papers I'm doing today, feedback will go on the writing, and grades will go online. 4 hours ago
- @nataleestotz @Shamlet @JoyKirr Middle school is a little different from high school but yes, respond as reader at least as much as teacher. 5 hours ago
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- RT @ShawnMcCusker: Is anyone else frustrated by how often we see the word "grit" thrown about these days? #orisitjustme 6 hours ago
- I'm excited about this line-up of baseball books coming out in 2014 from @SummerGameBooks summergamebooks.com/?hide_mobile_v… 1 day ago
- RT @kellyjvreed: "#CCSS says we need to promote critical thinking unless it's about CCSS." -Thomas Newkirk #riwp14 1 day ago
- RT @literacydocent: "Reinvent PD by actually thinking abut WHO ur audience is not just content you are sharing. What do THEY need?" @MaineS… 1 day ago
- @SummerGameBooks Your "line-up"'looks great, and I'd love to review one of your upcoming titles. 2 days ago
- Today's class journal topic: Make a list of all you've learned this week, in school and out. #E405 #E307 2 days ago
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Both of our daughters are avid readers. They read when they don’t have to. They know what it’s like to get lost in pages, stay up too late absorbed in a book, and be a fangirl for an author or … Continue reading
For the last two years, I’ve written Top Ten Lessons Learned blog posts at the end of the school year. (You can see them here and here.) This time I’ve struggled with it. It was a rough year, really rough. From … Continue reading
Back in December, I posted a list of books students in my classes were reading. Now, four months later, my students are still reading, and I’ve added two new classes of readers to the mix. Today I made a list … Continue reading
Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amber Appleton’s life could be considered miserable. She is homeless and living in a bus. Abandoned by her father, Amber loves her mother, but her mother … Continue reading
As regular visitors here know, my students read books of their own choosing every day for the first ten minutes of class. Then they write blog posts about those books, and they write comments on each other’s book blog posts. This … Continue reading
What do I like best about the daily journals used by my Creative Writing students? Probably the surprises. Each day I write on the board: “Today’s journal topic,” followed by a prompt that comes to me or that I adapt … Continue reading