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So I find it interesting just how much I’m learning about myself as a student through these Picture Fall photography invitations. For starters, I want to know the plan ahead of time. If you haven’t noticed, many of my posts are late at night since I don’t usually get to snap the picture until the […]
One month into school and we’re already 6 chapters into our first novel! This quarter we are studying the aspects of realistic fiction. The first week of school we reviewed the qualities of the genre as students prepared to select their own independent novel. As a way to reinforce the genre, we are studying The […]
This past week, our seventh grade students have been reviewing the 6+1 Traits of Writing. Ideas Organization Word Choice Voice Sentence Fluency Conventions Presentation This framework provides a common language for talking about the strategies we see in writing pieces and for practicing them in our own individual work. By the end of this unit […]
I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working with the Lake Michigan Writing Project (LMWP) for nearly 6 years now, so I’m thrilled to share the news of the second annual WritePrize writing contest they are sponsoring. This being a local competition and with ArtPrize being practically in our backyard, I certainly hope students will […]