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All About Critique Groups (and a chance to connect!)

All About Critique Groups (and a chance to connect!)

Some of you have been thinking you'd like to get together with other like-minded teacher-writers to form critique groups, and that's a great idea. Let's talk about how critique groups ...

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Teachers Write 7/25/14 – Friday Feature with Kat Yeh

Teachers Write 7/25/14 - Friday Feature with Kat Yeh

Happy Friday, everyone!  You'll want to visit Gae's blog for Friday Feedback today. Even if you're not quite ready to share, it's so interesting to see what others are sharing ...

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Teachers Write 7/24/14 – Thursday Quick-Write

Teachers Write 7/24/14 - Thursday Quick-Write

Today's Quick-Write is about feelings. (Go ahead...sing it..."Feelings...whoa whoa whoa FEEEEEEEELINGS..."  All set now? Okay.) Today's guest author wrote one of my favorite books I've read so far in 2014. Varian Johnson ...

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Teachers Write 7/22/14 – Tuesday Quick-Write

Teachers Write 7/22/14 - Tuesday Quick-Write

Good morning! Is everybody ready to write? Guest author Jody Feldman joins us today for a prompt that will help you raise the stakes for your characters. Jody blames her 7th ...

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Teachers Write 7/23/14 – Q and A Wednesday

Teachers Write 7/23/14 - Q and A Wednesday

I'd like to suggest that we all take a minute to celebrate with a glass of lemonade and maybe some s'mores today. At the end of this week, we'll be ...

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