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Poetry Challenge – Week 1

Poetry Friday  *  Celebrate This Week I am celebrating a week of writing. A poem. Every day. I’ve committed to composing a poem each day in response to a work of art. I wrote about it last week and shared my first two poems. This week, I’ve played around...

Staying on Task

Slice of Life. Our temps reached 57 today before the sun began to sink. I’ve noticed evening light is lingering longer and the sun isn’t tracking so low in our southern sky. Dare I believe that winter is behind us?  With the warmer weather and sunny hours,...
Ekphrastic Poetry

Ekphrastic Poetry

Poetry Friday. It is February! And the 6th Annual February Daily Poem Project has begun. About the middle of February last year, I joined this community of poetry writers. I wrote a few poems and I read a lot more. And most of all, I fell in love with the support they...
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,...
Snippety Grammar 4 Editing STAARs

Snippety Grammar 4 Editing STAARs

Writing PD with an eye on STAAR™. 50% of the 4th grade STAAR Writing score is based on editing. OPEN enrollment. View / print flyer and registration form. El Paso, Texas. It’s called SNIPPETY because it is grammar in snippets for Mini-lessons and anchor charts…...
Digital PD: The 4th Grade STAAR™ Essay

Digital PD: The 4th Grade STAAR™ Essay

OPEN enrollment. DIGITAL (online) PD. Available any time through March 31, 2018. Access 24/7 at Alice Nine Professional Development Center. View / print flyer and registration form. Course Outline Module 1. Decipher the Rubrics We will analyze the three writing traits...