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1. WRITE. SHARE. GIVE. IT’S SOL TIME.

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver

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2. WRITE. SHARE. GIVE. IT’S SOL TIME.

“This is our goal as writers, I think; to help others have this sense of–please forgive me–wonder, of seeing things anew, things that can catch us off guard, that break in on our… Continue reading

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3. Write. Share. Give. It’s SOL Time.

  “What is the purpose of writing? For me personally, it is really to explain the mystery of life, and the mystery of life includes, of course, the personal, the political, the forces… Continue reading

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4. Gifts From the Enemy: Book review and win a copy of this very special book.

“There are those who say that what I’ve lived through never happened. But I’m here to tell you that it did.  My name is Alter Weiner and I am an ordinary person with… Continue reading

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5. Write. Share. Give. It’s SOL time.

      “This is our goal as writers, I think; to help others have this sense of–please forgive me–wonder, of seeing things anew, things that can catch us off guard, that break… Continue reading

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6. Write, Share, Give: It’s SOL time

                      Summer is here at last, and we hope that your  days are filled with all the delights of  summer: time to be with… Continue reading

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7. Two Writing Teachers Summer Vacation

The six of us will be recharging our batteries, planning and brainstorming, coming up with even more great ideas to share with our lovely community of teachers and writers. But don't worry, we've got lots to keep you going in the meantime!

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8. Let’s Get it Started!

Start a writing journey today!

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9. Role reversal: Writing Workshop with Linda Rief at the Boothbay Literacy Retreat

As a writing teacher, I know that I must write – and I do: blog posts, book reviews, a Slice of Life every Tuesday, letters to my students in the reading journals and… Continue reading

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10. Flash-Drafting Leads to Large-Scale Revision

Flash-drafting helps get thoughts down on the page quickly so writers are open to large-scale revisions.

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11. Writing for the Internet

The internet has changed the way we read and write. Here is a lead-in lesson to consider those changes with your students.

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12. A Writing Teacher’s Summer Project: Building a Teaching Toolkit 

Looking for a summer project? Spruce up your teaching toolkit.

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13. Share your Slice of Life Story

Share your Slice of Life Story today

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14. Summer Institutes Here We Come!

Whether it's an institute put on by your own district, or an expert is coming to town, or if you'll be traveling many miles to take part, I hope that you are as excited about attending your institutes as I am about teaching them.

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15. Force Field for Good and a Giveaway!

Learn about Barry Lane's newest book, Force Field for Good and enter for the giveaway!

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16. A Year of “Slice of Life” in the classroom.

It’s finally summer in most school districts, and every teacher I know seems to have closed the classroom door to daily school life…and opened another to summer relaxation, reading, and PD (I am… Continue reading

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17. A Picture Book That Pushes the Growth Mindset

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires will help you to initiate a conversation with about the importance of possessing a growth mindset. It's also a fantastic mentor text for writing workshop!

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18. PD at a Glance

Carl Anderson suggests three lenses to look through when conferring with a student.

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19. ALL WRITE!!! Daring Greatly

On Wednesday my students, for two years, will be getting on their bus and riding home after our final day together. It will be bittersweet as I give them my last hug as… Continue reading

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20. How To Read A Unit of Study

As the school year comes to a close, many of the schools I work with are launching into a week or so of in-service, summer institutes, and other professional development. It’s “curriculum season”… Continue reading

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21. Slice of Life Tuesday

“With every story, I began to form myself from the inside out.” ~Dani Shapiro, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life I love this quote from Dani Shapiro.   Each Tuesday,… Continue reading

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22. Ending a Year of Teaching Writing with a Group Reflection

One thing I love so much about being an educator is the cyclical nature of the school year. The beginning of the year brings promise, renewed energy, and a certain mania. The middle… Continue reading

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23. Ending a Year of Teaching Writing with a Group Reflection

One thing I love so much about being an educator is the cyclical nature of the school year. The beginning of the year brings promise, renewed energy, and a certain mania. The middle… Continue reading

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24. Slice of Life Tuesday

“With every story, I began to form myself from the inside out.” ~Dani Shapiro, Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life I love this quote from Dani Shapiro.   Each Tuesday,… Continue reading

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25. How To Read A Unit of Study

As the school year comes to a close, many of the schools I work with are launching into a week or so of in-service, summer institutes, and other professional development. It’s “curriculum season”… Continue reading

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