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Small Writing

Small Writing

Lift the level of student writing. Focus: Teaching writing using bite-sized composition chunks and mentor texts. OPEN enrollment. View / print flyer and registration form. El Paso, Texas. Enter Alice Nine’s JUNE 7 GIVEAWAY for your chance to win a registration....

Small Writing

Lift the level of student writing. Focus: Teaching writing using bite-sized composition chunks and mentor texts. OPEN enrollment. View / print flyer and registration form. El Paso, Texas. VIEW END-OF-YEAR INTERNET SPECIAL Workshop Summary. During this workshop, Alice...
My PD Journals, Part 1

My PD Journals, Part 1

March Slice of Life No. 28. This morning, I was searching my PD journals for… Hmmm? What was I searching for?  At this very moment, I don’t recall what I was searching for, and since it isn’t pertinent to what I am now thinking about, I  won’t...
Pigs, Mansions, Weddings in Islip

Pigs, Mansions, Weddings in Islip

March Slice of Life No. 14. Thinking about writing, I open Country Life in American (1913) to the last article I had been reading. I turn a few digital pages to “Inside the House that Jack Built.” “Chapter IV. The Owner’s Bedroom,” part...

Crafting “Without Words”

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 28. Backstory of yesterday and today’s posts. Last year, during #SOL16, I revised a draft about a childhood memory, a first grade memory, “The Day My Teacher Died.” The next day I wrote about how I revised that...
Portoviejo

Portoviejo

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 9. For about 30 minutes, we drove through the streets of the former downtown of Portoviejo. It should have been the busiest part of the day. However, the streets were nearly vacant, like a ghost town, block after block after block. A...