Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Writing Magic
When I bring it to class with me,
I instantly become a rock star.
It inspires "oohs" and "ahhhs"
With each page I turn.
I collect words in it.
I scribble snippets of
Dialogue overheard in my travels;
Funny things, poignant things,
Sad things.
I tuck ticket stubs and photos in it,
Love notes and sticky notes.

Keeping it is my way of attempting
to live a more "writerly life."
An effort to show kids that their
Thoughts and dreams are worth collecting.

Do you write for your students?  Do you keep a writing notebook?  I pinky-promise you that it will change the way you teach writing.  It will change the way you percieve yourself as well as the way your students perceive you.  It's magic.

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