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[Mentor Text Monday] Paragraphs

For my latest mentor text discussion, I am going to study how authors create paragraphs. Based on my recent posts on writing (Fear & Formulas) and discussions with friends and colleagues, I wanted to explore the idea of what a … Continue reading

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Formulas for Writing?

After reading my post about the fear some teachers have of writing, one of my best friends told me she was very upset. As a middle school English teacher, she agreed with my notion that many teachers, especially non-English teachers … Continue reading

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Fear of Writing

Lately I have seen versions of this¬†phrase used over and over again (mostly in Slice of Life blogs!): In order to be a teacher of writing, one must be a writer.¬† While I was unable to participate in the SOL … Continue reading

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