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Growing as a Writer and as a Teacher of Writing

“I think you should see if the Writing Project is doing a Summer Institute this year,” my mentor teacher, Chanda Stafford, said to me during one of our many meetings last year. As a first year teacher, I had no … Continue reading

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Writer’s Notebooks: A tool that is as individual as the writer

As a second grade teacher, I always started out the year reading the book, Call Me Marianne by Jen Bryant. In this book, a young boy named Jonathan notices an eccentric woman, Marianne, dressed in black cape and tri-cornered  felt … Continue reading

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The Value of Talk

The other day, my daughter called and asked me about a recipe. We chatted about its origin, and recalled a funny story that went with it. Our lively  conversation had stemmed from a simple question. Recently, I’ve been paying close … Continue reading

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Manuscript Day 2015

The auditorium in Anspach Hall was buzzing on the morning of Saturday, April 25th, as 30 excited young authors from area schools grabbed their pencils and notebooks to kick off the first annual Manuscript Day.  The event — co-hosted by … Continue reading

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