Tag Archives: literacy

Monday #24: Cut Loose

I’ve just finished three weeks of school residency programs with elementary children. We write using techniques and strategies that I use in my own books for kids, and then we illustrate using cut paper collage—also a method I employ in … Continue reading

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Monday #36: Haiku, To You

Oh my goodness, I love the vibrant yellow, greens and yellow-greens of spring! It’s springtime now but, at the end of this summer, the 52 Mondays Blog will turn three years old! Wow! As a creative, self-employed person, I often … Continue reading

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Special Announcement!

I am excited to tell you that my colleague, Deb Barends, and I have finalized our plans for this year’s third annual Summer Creativity Institute! This dynamic two day event will be held Wednesday and Thursday, August 7-8, 2013 at Little … Continue reading

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Monday #10: School’s Closed

Greetings from the mid Atlantic where we are all hunkering down for Hurricane Sandy. As I sit here looking out the window, it’s just kind of windy and drizzly. From all the sensational media coverage, I’m led to believe that … Continue reading

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Monday #31: Laughter, Literacy & Lucy

In the wee morning hours of this past Saturday, educators from all over the country were getting ready to crowd into the Riverside Church near Columbia University for the 82nd Annual Teachers College Saturday Reunion. This free professional development event is … Continue reading

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Monday #19: Year New Haiku

Something that I’ve noticed about working with children in poetry workshops is how much they enjoy “template” based poetry lessons. Template based poems are those that give you a structure or a format to follow and, particularly in the beginning, kids really gravitate … Continue reading

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