Monthly Archives: August 2013

Seeing Red – book review

Erskine starts out Seeing Red with a punch – “when your daddy dies, everything changes” and indeed it does. We are taken on a summer journey into the life of a twelve year old whose world is changing faster that he can … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

This week my reading slowed way down and I have no idea why.  I did finish Matisse on the Loose and you can read a review here. I spent some lovely time reading and looking at Emily. A short picture … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding stories – Matisse on the Loose

Matisse on the loose by Georgia Bragg I am doing a bit of research on Matisse for a book I started years ago.  I like the idea but the story I am writing now is just missing something.  A feeling … Continue reading

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Book Review: Living with Jackie Chan

YA Book:  Living with Jackie Chan by Jo Knowles I jumped into Jo Knowles soon to be released (Sept. 10) book Living with Jackie Chan.  It was getting a lot of attention on Twitter so I decided to make the leap … Continue reading

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Ideas and Story Development – Giving writers time!

Where do ideas come from?  This morning I was skimming blog posts and ran across a comment from Sharon Creech.  Years ago she had woken up with the thought – the boy on the porch. It was a thought that … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Completed: Listening to Lucca by Suzanne La Fleur ( released August 6th) Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower (will be released September 24th) In Progress: The Nature Principal: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Word by Richard Louv Matisse on the … Continue reading

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Writing Genres??? Writing in the Content Areas

Today was the third day in a back to school PD on writing in the science classroom. It has been wonderful and we are using a great set of materials. We are working with books developed by Besty Rupp Fulwiler. … Continue reading

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