Category Archives: genres in writing

It’s Monday! What are you reading? middle grade fiction

This week I picked up speed and read three middle grade fiction books – one fantasy, one realistic fiction and one just fiction with a bit of magic, maybe. I began with Grayling’s Song, a soon to be released book by … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? – travels you aren’t expecting

The week I read both realistic fiction and fantasy. They are travel books but travel that you didn’t expect and wasn’t so pleasant. I began the week by reading reviews from others on this meme and found myself off on … Continue reading

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It’s Monday? No, A bit late but – What are you Reading?

I read two books this last week. One took me all week and one I read in about an hour. The difference between an adult book and the children’s book. But both were good reads. I spent the week reading … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

This week I was doing research for my own writing when I came across a picture book that would be perfect when talking about writing small moments.  Georgia In Hawaii – When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted what she Pleased by Amy … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction – making connections

Slice of Life—Thinking about Historical Fiction  As readers we need to connect to characters—to their hopes and dreams. We need to be able to empathize, use prior knowledge and relate to the text in some way. The literacy strategy of making … 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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