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It’s right around this time of year that I begin to look back over all that my students have accomplished – the books they’ve read, pieces they’ve written and goals they’ve met – and it all feels like it’s coming together. Ironically, this is also the time of year when it seems I can’t help but […]
Today we read this short story and again had about ten minutes to write about one of the invitations below. This is the third short story we’ve read and written from, and based on what I’ve seen from the first ones I’m sure these pieces are going to be just as fabulous. Writing Invitations Write […]
Today we read this short story looking at the characterization that Hughes uses. Upon reading this text, students discussed the story, what they expected to happen and what actually happened. For their writing assignment, students can choose one of the following writing invitations. Write about a time when something happened in your life where you […]
This year, on New Year’s Day while enjoying an authentic Chicago style deep dish pizza a friend of mine shared a family tradition of hers. Every year during their first family dinner of the new year, her family shares their goals for the upcoming year. Now as someone who is guilty of making resolutions and […]