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The Book Stack

  I love A Writing Kind of Day by Ralph Fletcher. It is one of my favorite sources for poems to launch poetry units. His poem, Walking, is one of my favorites. This line: I write the way I walk often lingers in my mind.   Pink Me Up always makes me laugh. I read it to start a professional development session I led last Wednesday. The voice is loud and clear, making it a great text to help students learn how to find their voices when writing. One way,… Read more The Book Stack

Reading Like a Writer

These are three books I’m hoping to dig into a little more. If you click on the titles, it will take you to Heinemann’s website and sample chapters from all of the books. Falling in Love with Close Reading: Lessons for Analyzing Texts and Life  Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading Text & Lessons for Content Area Reading Since Deb and I have been asked to encourage and support middle schoolers in annotating text and showing their thinking while reading content area material, I’ve changed my reading patterns a… Read more Reading Like a Writer