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Review: WRITING WITH MENTORS by Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell

In their remarkable new book Writing with Mentors: How to Reach Every Writer in the Room Using Current, Engaging Mentor Texts (Heinemann 2015), Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell show how they use mentor texts as the foundation for their writing classes … Continue reading

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From “Oops!” to “Aha!”: A Story of Reflection and Reflexivity

I’ve said this before: We can write our way out of dark places. I know because I’ve done it. But how much of the writing that we assign in school nurtures that kind of ability? If we want students to … Continue reading

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The Mariner and Me:  Telling Our Stories to Help Students (and Ourselves) Reflect

Students are usually interested in developing a résumé: leadership positions, extra-curricular activities, service projects, etc. They carefully choose and articulate each crumb of success and arrange them so that they will present the best possible version of themselves. But what … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Fremdland

On the last day of the last year at the school where I’ve worked for a very long time, it seems sort of oddly perfect to be sitting by myself in a room monitoring detention students who are not here, … Continue reading

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October 1: Time to Think about Summer Reading?

Welcome to October. Now that school has been in session for a few weeks, while summer is still reasonably fresh in memory, maybe it’s time to consider whether or not our approaches to summer reading accomplished what we hoped. Numerous … Continue reading

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