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In honor of my 8th graders who are wrapping up their poetry unit, and inspired by the wonderfully challenging work accomplished today in preparation for the upcoming National Writing Project Web Presence Retreat, I composed this piece on magnetic poetry. What creative challenges are you pursuing this week? Share your sentence in the comments below, […]
I feel like this slice needs a disclaimer…I didn’t intentionally use any particular aspect of craft besides honesty. If nothing else, that’s something that I’ve really enjoyed in my classroom lately. The honest way my 7th graders have been writing about why they want to research a particular job, the 8th grader who hates poetry, […]
I sat at the table, the noisy talk of teachers acting much like regular people filled the restaurant. Bursts of laughter helped edge out the flickers of sadness at saying farewell to one among us. Hungrily, I surveyed my burger for the best possible first bite. Flavors melding, grease dripping, then suddenly – horror! My […]