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Found Poetry

Daily Prompt #5: Inspired by Literature

Listen as I read to you a little haiku.

After I’m done, write a response to it. What did you you visualize as you listened?

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Writers Notebook

Starting your Writer's Notebook

Welcome students!  It’s time to start creating your writer’s notebook.  To do that, you’re going to engage in a few writing exercises today.  These are strategies we will continually use throughout the semester. 198 more words

Writers Notebook

Notebooks on Field Trips: Discovering the Writer’s Life

One of my favorite things about being a classroom teacher was taking educational field trips with my students. One year, I took my fifth grades on 20-25 field trips around the five boroughs of New York City. 842 more words


Starting with Story

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 25th Annual Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery Conference in Illinois.  One of the sessions I attended was led by the brilliant and endearing  455 more words

Writing Workshop

Shaping words.

How often do you think about the various tools that you employ in writing?  There are so many that we take them for granted, and quite rightly.  404 more words


Gender and Genre: Female Sci-Fi Authors are NOT an Alien Species

Okay. Rant time.

Remember when Blue Karma won some indie publishing awards late last year? One of the granting organizations just published interviews with the winning authors. 739 more words

Science Fiction

Lessons Learned from Creating a First Children's Book - II

Starting last week, I wrote down some things I have learned by creating my first fairytale children’s book called Below the Floor. If you missed the first part of the list, you can read it… 664 more words

Life As An Artist