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Scent of Salmon

Scent of Salmon

Poetry Friday.   Chinook The scent of salmon lingers. Creek waters ripple over smooth stones. Cedar and moss fill the air. At dusk, near water’s edge, bears feast. While snow covers the ground, eggs wait in nesting pockets. Winter turns to spring and in gravelly...
Teach Writing Well

Teach Writing Well

Slice of Life. It was Friday, February 13th, and I was thinking about lots of things and trying to wrap up a lot of loose ends. I spent some delightful time with the #PoetryFriday community at the Happy Birthday party for Lee Bennett Hopkins over at Robyn’s...
Sneak a Peek

Sneak a Peek

Take a peek inside my notebook that I use for my Snippety Grammar 4 Editing STAARs workshop . . . Visit Snippety Grammar 4 Editing STAARs on my Calendar.   Take a peek inside my notebook that I use for my Writing STAAR Essays workshop . . . Visit Writing STAAR Essays...
Growing Strong Writers

Growing Strong Writers

Growing Strong Writers is a series of professional development workshops.  In these workshops, I am attentive to the importance of daily writing practice, the complex demands of learning English, and a desire to cultivate a love for writing. These workshops offer...