Category Archives: journals

#SOL2015 27/31 Writing about Reading

  I have discovered a new issue since retiring. It is a good problem to have but is a bit surprising for me. I have more time or am taking more time to read. It’s great but I am speeding … Continue reading

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#SOL2015 11/31 – Old School or Modern

  I have two blogs – one active and one I am working to get started again. It needs a remake and I need to get busy with it. I also have a hand written person journal – it is … Continue reading

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Getting started – using mentor texts from Patricia Polacco

It is another cool rainy day, to wet to go hide in my garden, laundry is done, dishes are done, there is a photo project in front of me but what I really should, want and am not doing is … Continue reading

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Updating – from paper to digital

I am lost in notebooks and photographs. I need to begin to clear space in my house – well mainly my office. It has two walls of books, a closet with shelves full of supplies for craft projects and notebook … 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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