Join Us in July!
By popular demand ... Gretchen returns to New Braunfels for the annual Essays and Grammar: Training of Trainers event this summer!
Dates: July 12-15
Time: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm each day
Click here for event details and to register.
Revising for Specificity
Here’s a revision activity Gretchen created for her students. You might want to use it with your students. Better yet, you could create your own version with sentences from your students’ writing!
Short link for easy sharing: bit.ly/revisingspecificity
This Sentence Has 5 Words
Thanks to Cecilia Hanna, English Department Head at Taft High School, for showing us this great video!
She retitled this "Write Music" for her English I students and color-coded the sentence lengths, calling the one-two word sentences "word bombs."
After they read the transcript together as a class and then watched the video, one student uttered, "Wow. Powerful."
You can follow Cecilia on Twitter @Channa_HasClass
2nd Grade 11-Minute Essays
Check out what these second graders did with the 11-minute essay. Amazing!
Kudos to Traci Odom, teacher in Eden CISD, and thanks to principal Deanna Beauchamp for sharing.
Short link for easy sharing: bit.ly/2ndgrade11minute
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