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Writing STAAR™ Essays

Writing STAAR™ Essays

Writing PD with an eye on STAAR™. OPEN enrollment. View / Print Brochure & Registration Form. El Paso, TX. A one-day workshop walking through the process of writing STAAR™ essays. PLUS The 4th Grade STAAR™ Essay digital (online) modules. Workshop: January 17,...
Rain

Rain

Poetry Friday. April showers bring May flowers. RAIN Rain Fell on the roof Dripped steadily from eaves Ran in crooked courses Splattered against windows Came gushing out downspouts Upset plans –found in Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White © 2015 Alice Nine  ...
Slicing Titles Make a Poem

Slicing Titles Make a Poem

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 29. I stopped by Kim K’s Blog post  today and enjoyed her poem created from the titles of her March slices. Why not? I thought. And so, I crafted the titles of 28 slices into a poem. It was fun, and I  must say I was doubtful...

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...
Without Words

Without Words

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 27.  x This is my mother-in-law’s story. Prologue. Over the course of several years, she suffered a series of strokes and finally one left her without the power of speech. While we were home for a visit, Carl and I took her for...