Category Archives: Reflections

Rekindling the Joy of Reading: A New CRWP Tradition

Though we are entering the third year of a pandemic, this is our second year of what we have developed as an annual tradition at the Chippewa River Writing Project (CRWP). In 2020 and 2021, members of our site filled … Continue reading

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Rekindling the Joy of Reading during a Pandemic

At the time I am writing this, the one-year anniversary of March 13, 2020, is looming large upon me like this dark unknown specter. It’s almost like an unseen barrier that we are all holding our breath until we get … Continue reading

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Lost But Now Found

On September 15, 2020, Dan Martin (a professor at Central Washington University) ironically tweeted that “Academia is reading a book & then forgetting that book ever existed.  Regardless of what prompted this tweet, I’m guessing that most CRWP blog readers … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue: Part 2

In her first blog post in this series, Megan Kowalski talked about the power of using templates with her middle school students to help them build confidence as writers. Drawing from They Say / I Say by Gerald Graff and … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue

I teach in an inner-city school and work with students who have a variety of disabilities including specific learning disabilities, autism, behavior disorders, and many other labels.  My students are smart and capable, but they’re not always able to display … Continue reading

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