Category Archives: Reading

I am buying books!

Books, oh my!  I am buying so many books I want to read because of the LMWP.  I have gotten three in the mail: Stephen King On Writing, Bird by Bird, and Everything’s an Argument.  I have also started a “Wish List” … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography #2: Rubrics

Annotated Bib. #2 Wilson, Maja. (2006). Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment. Portsmouth, NH:      Heinemann. Wilson, a high school English teacher from Ludington, Michigan, calls rubrics the “sacred cow of writing assessment” (3).  Ideally, rubrics promise teachers time saving, … Continue reading

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Marathon Writing: #2 at the Public Library

Writing Marathon #2 Like Colleen, my family did and does not value reading like I do. It is interesting to me that my parents produced two teachers. Growing up reading was seen as being lazy. There was always work to … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliogrpahy #1: Silent Voices in the Classroom

Annotated Bibliography: Schultz, Katherine. (2009). Rethinking Classroom Participation: Listening to Silent Voices. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. Schultz begins by arguing that narrowly defining students’ silence can lead to false assumptions about students’ participation in the classroom. She contends … Continue reading

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More on King

July 6, 2013 As I continue reading Stephen King’s On Writing, he discusses the dictum about “write about what you know” (153).  He jokingly says that that advice sounds good unless you are writing about killing your wife and putting her in … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s On Writing

July 5 Today I am reading Stephen King’s On Writing, and I am loving it.  I have to admit, although I’d like to read it, I skipped to the second part where he is talking about his craft of writing.  He … Continue reading

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Students’ Silent Voices

Today, June 26,  I read the first three chapters of Katherine Schultz’s Rethinking Classroom Participation: Listening to Silent Voices. The topic of silence in the classroom was made more personal to me this year as my daughter switched schools this … Continue reading

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