Monthly Archives: July 2014

It’s Monday! What are you reading? -War books – not really

Ok, I have to be honest here I did not read this week! Especially not war books. There I said it. I always read so this was a bit odd and embarrassing. I scanned web sites, looked at Facebook and … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? – a bit of everything

It is late in the day and my mind is fried. I have been on the computer all day reading and reviewing arts grants. It is wonderful and overwhelming at the same time. I can’t think straight but have seen … Continue reading

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Reading Non Fiction for Research – can I count it as reading?

I have been so proud of my reading this summer. I am keeping track. I am reading several fiction books each week. Good for me but I realize I am reading so much more. I have been researching about plants, … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? Fiction and Non Fiction

This week found me switching between day time reading of non-fiction and evening reading of middle grade fiction. I am working on research for some of my writing and found that reading non fiction is best done during the morning … Continue reading

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Looking back- Bullies were in charge

Over at Teachers Write – the Tuesday prompt was to write from your child’s voice, to find that memory with deep felt emotion. Nora Raliegh Baskin, author of Anything but Typical, was pushing us to hear the voice of the … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? reading like an author

I am working on writing a middle grade novel, which I am sure I will hide in the dark recesses of my computer once I am done but I am writing. Writing leads to reading or maybe it is the … Continue reading

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Working with the 3 R’s – reread, revise and research

This spring and summer I have begun the adventure of writing a chapter book. Not sure it is going any where but wanted to know what it is really like to write for an extended time.  I have asked students … Continue reading

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