Essay, that’s what I say

Great conversations happening regarding writing and the teaching of writing — here are some of my current noticings/wonderings, and attempts at supporting students craft their writing lives. Every student who asks, “How many sentences does it have to be?” has been exposed to either Jane Schaffer or another prescriptive writing curriculum. There is nothing inherently… Read More Essay, that’s what I say

Graphic Essays Add Variety and Visual Creativity

Multimodal at its best: ELA Brave and True by Marilyn Yung A fresh way to reflect on Douglass’ experience, themes and symbolism During spring 2019, I assigned graphic essays to my eighth-graders after they finished reading Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. This incredible book, which provides Douglass’ first-hand account of… Read More Graphic Essays Add Variety and Visual Creativity

Zealot.

TL:DR I am wondering if folks sometimes too narrowly focus on the one thing, instead of addressing the bigger, more challenging questions/issues. A few things I’ll weave together: Recently had an exchange about books* My older son told me about his friend who’s become an “anti-natalist.” The Venn Diagram in my mind connects in the… Read More Zealot.