Tag Archives: Reality Check in the Traits of Writing

Read the Writing, Teach the Writer

Join me in Atlanta in October for a hands-on workshop! As writing instruction continues to evolve, I’m committed to ensuring educators like you are prepared to meet their writing goals. That’s why I want to personally invite you to attend … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading: Ruth Culham

If I try to read at night, I fall asleep and wake up at about 2:00 AM with my glasses askew and the book or journal on the floor. I read on the plane — which is the best part of flying — or … Continue reading

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A Passionate Plea

If you haven’t read this magnificent rebuttal to the Time magazine cover calling teachers“Rotten Apples” click and go there right now. Thank you Nancy F. Chewning, Assistant Principal, Roanoke, Virginia for such a voice-filled, passionate plea for teachers to become … Continue reading

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Reality Check….?

I’ve been looking at a Traits Writing Teaching Guide. What is a Reality Check? How does that work? I don’t know any teacher who doesn’t constantly feel behind. Especially when it comes toteaching writing. So, in Traits Writing, instead of pretending … Continue reading

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