Someday

Even as I sit to write, the words have been replaced, erased, displaced by lyrics. Can you hear it? The very spirit Of our trading chartered, begged and bartered, early slaughtered founding father? My daughter her eyes would roll, she’d scroll on by, not even bother. But these words, they’d keep on ringing without hesitation…

The Undefeated: Write Like

This is for the educators. Today’s lesson focuses in Steps 3 & 4 of the Write Like routine so that we can imitate the power in Kwame Alexander’s language and craft for The Undefeated. For the “Write About” lesson that launched us into the topics of this text, which includes Kwame’s reading of the text,…

Because of the Rabbit: Write Like

Today’s lesson walks us through all four steps of the Write About Routine using a few additional sources to shore up our work in “mindfully embracing” our emotions and gearing up to model this for our students and children. For the “Write About” lesson that launched us into the topics of this text, click here….

The Three Questions: Write Like

For the “Write About” lesson that launched us into the topics of this text, as well as featured a full reading of the excerpt below, click here. For an excerpt of the text and more artifacts from and resources for this lesson scroll down. My Try It: My “Write Like” When is the right time…

Clean Getaway: Write Like

For the “Write About” lesson that launched us into the topics of this text, click here. Scroll below for a full copy of the text used in today’s Write Like. My Write Like Try It: The photo album that sits across her lap is easily twenty years old. “Just taking a trip down memory lane,”…

Saving Winslow: Write Like

In this mini-lesson I apply the first two steps of my revised “Write Like” routine to an excerpt from Sharon Creech’s Saving Winslow. Add your Write Like to the comments below for a chance to win a copy of the book! For the “Write About” lesson that launched us into the topics of this text,…