Reading Journey

Student computers were collected a little early this year, so our final assignment for Language Arts needed to be analog. Below is what we asked students to do and a picture of some of the results. Imagine that the books that you've read independently this year have been part of a reading journey. Perhaps you … Continue reading Reading Journey

Oh, the Places You(r Writing)’ll Go

Several years ago I wrote an article for English Journal on disability and being a classroom teacher, "Doubly Vulnerable: The Paradox of Disability and Teaching." (I'm not aware of a full text of the article freely accessible online, but I'm happy to share it, if you contact me.) Writing the article was itself an act of vulnerability, … Continue reading Oh, the Places You(r Writing)’ll Go

Writing at Ikea

"I know we don't need it, but it's still pretty cool." -IKEA shopper I'm wondering about the reactions of the shoppers as we sit here in a living room set writing. Do they think we're store employees? Paid actors? Squatters? Performance artists? I imagine writing in this space as a quiet protest against the necessity … Continue reading Writing at Ikea

Writing Timeline

Today at the Summer Institute we made timelines to record significant events/relationships where writing played a role. Magazines to cut pictures out of were provided, but I decided to make paper cutouts. I got kinda into it and continued working on it during lunch to give it a title. I was kinda pleased with how … Continue reading Writing Timeline

Honoring the Writing Journey- NCTE 2011

Looking forward to our presentation tomorrow at NCTE. Below is the info for the session and my slides. Click on the title of other panelists presentations for more info. Handout with presenter contact info and links Session: I.22 - 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm 11/19/2011 Format: Panel Room: Chicago Hilton/Waldorf Room, Third Floor Topic: Writing … Continue reading Honoring the Writing Journey- NCTE 2011