Archive for the ‘Tuesdays for Teachers’ Category

Young Writer’s Workshop – The Persuasive Piece!

Molly Baldwin, 2nd Grade Teacher at Carl T. Mitnick School in Cape May, NJ, knows how to make writing come alive for her students. How do you make a persuasive writing assignment extra fun? Tie it to some wacky and … Continue reading

 

When Being “Too Pickley” Was “Just Right”

Last month I had the great honor of a virtual visit in the classroom of one of New Jersey’s finest teachers, Kevin McCann. Kevin brings out the best in kids. It shows in his amazing students, and – as you’ll … Continue reading

 

What Came First? The Dragon or the Verse? Guest Post by Penny Parker Klostermann

I’m one of the lucky ones. At a picture book workshop I was leading, I got to hear Penny Parker Klostermann first read her hilarious picture book manuscript THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT. I knew instantly … Continue reading

 

Tuesdays for Teachers: “This Is My Universe” Mentor Text Poetry

Today, I’m proud to feature another guest post by another amazing teacher. Heather Natale and her 2nd graders captivated me with their honest, deep and stunning free-verse poetry. This is an exercise to note and use over and over again … Continue reading

 

Tuesday for Teachers: “Time In” and “Time Out” Corners

One of the greatest pleasures of my school Skype visits is meeting amazing teachers. Susie Gruben, a first Grade teacher at Strawberry Park Elementary School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is one such teacher. Take a look at how she used … Continue reading

 
 
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