Monthly Archives: July 2016

Postcards

Postcards- Madelyn Rosenberg Last summer I came up with a new writing prompt and I had so much fun with it, I did it all summer long. I’m calling it “Postcard.” When I have students do the prompt in a classroom, I … Continue reading

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Mike Jung mini-lesson Today’s assignment: Is there some action, event, period of time, swath of history, or social arena that you didn’t know about, and jarred your sense of self when you learned more? Have you thought about why you … Continue reading

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Thought Bubbles

Phil Bildner, When figuring out a character’s voice, I often use thought bubbles or speech balloons. I find “seeing” the words being thought or said help me fine-tune those characters. As I mentioned in last year’s prompt, I enjoy people … Continue reading

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School Cafeteria

It was September and I was new to Woodley Hills Elementary School.  I had a few girlfriends which came in handy.  There was this boy in 6th grade who made me a bit uncomfortable because he would stare at me … Continue reading

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I am Only One Person, but I can..

I am only one person, but I can believe that there is kindness in the world.  For some due to life difficulties their kindness is so deeply buried in their heart and they have limited experiences of kindness.  They are … Continue reading

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Character

Today I want to talk a little bit about character. There are a lot of exercise and sets of questions people put together to help with building character, and I use these myself. They are wonderful tools. One of my … Continue reading

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