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#SOL20: #BookLove


 

Are you ready?

What is one of the best books in the world?  What is a book that will surprise you with each reread?  What book will nurture your soul?  What book will allow you to write beside the poems and unwrap your own stories . . . your own life?

I believe the answer is found in this book that is the initial book for elementary teachers participating in the Summer Book Love Book Club!

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Franki Sibberson wrote about this book by Irene Latham and illustrated by Charles Waters in her blog post here. As I read Franki’s post, I was nodding my head to every statement. And like Franki said, this week’s discussion in Book Love Foundation’s Summer Book Club is already underway. (Seriously, go read what Franki said!)

You could still see these amazing speakers.

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And interact with the almost 1,000 folks in the Book Club.

You might write or see examples . . .

Like  my first draft poem for the beginning of #BookLove.

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Week 1 has begun.

We wrote poetry Monday.

#BookLove learning has begun.

What is on your learning agenda? 

What is your favorite poetry book? 

Is there a book club in your summer plans?




Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this weekly forum. Check out the writers and readers here.

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Addendum:  Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Resources  bit.ly/2YU6Ifi

#SOL18: March 16


Why Do I Write?

Addressed

Here,

Here,

Here,  and                                                            (probably my favorite)

Here.                                                             (the post with the most resources)

But is it really that simple?




6 Words

A.

Breathing in,

Breathing out.

Drafting. Revising

 

B.

Music roaring

Thoughts flowing

Ideas Recorded

 

C.

Writing is thinking.

Sharing the page.




Abecedarian

Absent

But

Clouding, and

Darkening

Each

Finger.

Grasping

Happiness, or an

Imaginative

Jalopy

Kowtowing to a

Lincoln or a

Maserati.

Never

Odd.

Perpetually

Quiet.

Recording

Some

Thoughts –

Unveiling a

Very

Worried,

eXhausted

Zombie.




To Write or Not to Write

To write, or not to write, that is the question:
Whether ’tis important for a writing teacher
To know the pain of a lost or fading muse,
Coaxing words from a fledgling writer by example
Taking pen to scribe the truth. To write – to live.



                  Acrostic
Waiting for the
Right words,
Impatiently waiting,
Tapping fingers
Impervious to an audience.
Never
Giving up!

What format works for you?

Which ones are favorites for your students?




Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this daily forum each March. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.                                                                                                      slice of life 2016




This post I wrote to PLAY!

And then I could not decide what to keep and what to discard!

#SOL18: March 4


Idea borrowed from Mary Lee Hahn’s Poetry Friday – Chocolate Cake (here) (and I don’t even like chocolate cake!)

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Abecedarian #TCRWP Saturday Reunion Love

Articulate,
bedazzled
community
descends.
Energized,
frantically
gobbling
high
intensity
just-in-time
knowledge;
learning
more.
No
one
paid.
Queries
redirected.
Solving
troubles,
uniting
vociferous,
waxing
xenials…
yearning
zealots!




Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this daily forum each March. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.                                                                                                      slice of life 2016




Note:  I had visions of productivity after my NYC flights were cancelled, but all of Friday was misspent on pursuing unproductive, alternative options.  Saturday meant following along on Twitter. So that leaves Sunday – newly found time.  Maybe I can plan to read the book that was scheduled for flight time?  Two books at least?  One going and one coming home?

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