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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Day 13 of 31 #SOL16

I'm in the midst of prepping for a presentation in July. Maybe you've heard of it, Nerd Camp MI. It's a great conference full of great people who are all passionate about educating kids. This weekend I began reading the book, Making Nonfiction From Scratch by Ralph Fletcher. It was recommended to me by Tara Smith. I am a few chapters in and already loving the book. My hope is to inspire teachers to embed voice across genres. This book is going to give me so many ideas and strategies to try before July comes around. It seems like many of the qualities of our narrative voice can often become lost in the formulaic process of writing opinion, argument, or information writing. When we tap into the narrative qualities of writing, our voice often emerges, adding creativity and life to our piece. I'm hoping to find creative ways to share these strategies with my students and with teachers this summer.


  1. The book sounds great. I'll have to add it to my tbr stack!

  2. Sounds like you had some time to do some great planning this weekend. Can't wait to take a peek at that book.

  3. Oh, sounds like a great book! It also sounds like you are finding great things for your students and presentation!

  4. My must-read list gets longer and longer with each day of reading slices. Anything Ralph Fletcher writes goes to the top of the list.

  5. Wish I could go. However, other than ILA, I'm not planning on doing much this July. I will have to watch your presentation from afar (thanks to Twitter!).


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