Tag Archives: writing

Creating and Composing in a Digital Writing Workshop

Note: This post, co-authored by Troy Hicks and Kristin Ziemke, has been prepared in response to Nancie Atwell’s blog post about the role of technology in her classroom. In her recent blog post Nancie Atwell opens up about the role … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Trenches of The Slice of Life Challenge

It’s been a crazy month.  Crazy.  Why?  Because both I and my students have been participating in the Slice of Life Challenge dreamed up by the amazing ladies at Two Writing Teachers.  To sum it up: write everyday, comment on … Continue reading

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We’ve been busy…

Hi Friends! Happy 2013! This post in an apology for not being present on the blog for the past few months and a public commitment to make my practice more visible in the coming days. This has been a challenging … Continue reading

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Mulling Over Blogging

I’ve written many posts about my journey with my students and blogging.  Most recently I gave students a survey about their thoughts and ideas on this topic.  This year my students have made huge progress in their ability to think … Continue reading

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What’s Blogging Got To Do With It?

Ok, bad title I know.  But the content is good.  At least I hope it is.  Today I gave my students a survey about blogging.  It’s the first year that I’ve done blogs from the beginning of the year and … Continue reading

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Active Literacy With iPads: Part 1

iBooks and ePUBs When I’m teaching reading, I’m teaching students how to be active readers.  That means that they need to engage with what they are reading.  They need to think, talk, and write.  They need to leave tracks of … Continue reading

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Day 3: Who Are My Students?

One of the first things we do every year is get to know our students.  Teachers who connect with their students on a personal level are better able to understand their motivations and desires as well as tailor instruction to … Continue reading

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Writing, Photography, and the Classroom

I love taking photographs.  If you’ve ever looked at my other blog you will see a wide collection of weird photos from around my neighborhood.  Recently, I used photography to help me think of ideas for the month long Slice … Continue reading

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