Trust the Process – A letter to my Pages students
Trust the Process A letter to my Pages students: (I am just like you!) I am nervous and anxious, constantly in a state of brainstorming before the Pages planning begins.Т […]
Strengthening Memory Through Arts-Integrated Experiences
What do we remember? The blur of objects, a yellow bird, a clown, polka dots, the dead owl, a monkey, the plaid shirt, stripes, colors, a wall of inflamed sayings, […]
I still find evidence of my past when cleaning out a desk drawer, when flipping through a book from a previous class, when rediscovering a journal. I relish opening the […]
Tension and Revision: Experimenting with Sound
Several days after Michael Torres visited Big Walnut, students approached me to ask if it was true: Did a man play his saxophone, making it sound like a blender? Yes, […]
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
I don’t know if you have seen this book, The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales, a Caldecott Winner that takes an iconoclastic look at traditional fairy tales. […]
Stand Up for Shakespeare through OSU
The PAGES program next year will feature for its performing arts experience I Malvolio, a re-imagination of Twelfth Night by Tim Crouch. The play is performed in modern English, but […]
Guess what we have in store for PAGES next year?
Annie Leibovitz is one of our visual arts experiences for PAGES next year. You will have two choices for visual arts next year. You can only choose one visual arts […]
The Ultimate in Concise Writing
One idea from the Pages resources was the “Six Word Story.” Т This is an activity that I have also done with my students as an introduction at the beginning of […]
Writing that college essay
This article raises an interesting point of how much is at stake with writing a strong personal essay for college even though students are rarely taught to do this in […]
Reading and Writing Our 21st Century: CAWP conference
This is going to be a wonderful day! Т I participated in the Columbus Area Writing Project one summer and it was a fantastic place to get exicted my own writing, […]
Teaching texting as concise language
Check out this article from the New York Times about using texting to teach writing. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/opinion/20selsberg.html?scp=1&sq=selsberg%20text&st=cse Follow-up letters to editorial are here:Т http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/29/opinion/l29short.html?scp=2&sq=selsberg%20text&st=cse What do you think?
What makes a good sentence?
How to write a good sentence (audio version) Listen to Talk of the Nations’s interview with New York Times columnist Stanley Fish as he shares his thoughts on how to […]