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OLW Check In

There’s no denying now that summer is over. For a while there, even though we were back to school, the days were warm and bright, flip-flops and short sleeve shirts were still in rotation, and summer seemed just slightly out of grasp. 583 more words

Writing Workshop

From the Classroom: Using Photography to Experiment with Specific Word Choice

 The “From the Classroom” column is back and with a new—and improved—format! This year, we have a new opportunity for PAWLP Fellows—an open invitation to contribute to the “From the Classroom” column and share all the good work that you’re doing in your classrooms. 718 more words

From The Classroom

Conversations With Writers: October 23rd

Conversations With Writers will meet on October 23rd instead of the last Monday of the month. Endi Hartigan will be their presenter from  7-9pm at the Reedville Presbyterian Church 2785 SW 209th Avenue, Aloha… 161 more words

Writing Life

Heading Home

One of my teaching colleagues recently said something that continues to resonate with me. His comment referred to becoming a ‘book whisperer’ and creating a new classroom culture where you build and nurture a love of reading based on kids’ choice. 975 more words

Teaching Writing

Sticky Notes, Arrows, and Margins, Oh My!

In early September I wrote about students’ tendency to overcommit to their first words. I shared some ideas on how to encourage students to be open to the adventures that revision can bring. 801 more words

Writing Workshop

Love of writing 

On Saturday, I, uncharacteristically, woke up early despite having gone to bed only at about 03:30am. It is true what has been said about doing what we love: doing what we love isn’t work. 161 more words


The 7-Minute Debrief

With eight weeks complete in this school year, I can officially declare writing workshop as the favorite time of the day for most of the students. 746 more words