"My mom. Growing up in Philly, one of the public libraries was right around the corner. I was one of the few lucky kids in the neighborhood whose mother loved to read. We made several trips to the library a week. I loved the old building, the smell…"
"Thanks, Charlie. And...it's not always easy! I am also referring to admin, and the pressures of appeasing the parental community...especially powerful people in high socio-economic/profile communities."
"I teach 7th graders. My favorite way to encourage them to write poetry is by offering Found poems. We usually use really suspenseful short stories. They highlight and use favorite words and phrases to write suspense poems. Usually they are…"
A New workshop that turns rigor to vigorCreating ALL STAAR Writers and Readers :Success at STAAR through Engaging Teaching of Expository Writing and Non-Fiction ReadingTeaching reading and writing should be a joyful dynamic interactive process, not a bore. Alana Morris and I will show you the best practices in reading and writing that will help your students excel on the STAAR test without the drill and kill approaches that make students groan. Join us for two idea-packed days of classroom…See More
Here is a place to share ideas that transform students into lifelong writers and help them succeed on any writing test, including STAAR. Download lessons from Barry Lane, Gretchen Bernabei and Alana Morris to add to your tool box. See More