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Winter Writing—2015

Winter Writing—2015

| January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Writing Ideas for the New Year Write a poem to the new year: what would you like to see happen in 2015? Write a poem about your birthday—the start of your own new year, your traditions, the time of year you were born. You could ask your family members what they remember about the day […]

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Exciting News!

Exciting News!

| October 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Exciting News!! Rachel’s newest children’s book is out and available. Stati Zitta, Josie (Be Quiet, Josie) tells the story of a little girl who can’t stop thinking up and telling stories. She has a big imagination, and not enough people to listen to her. Along the way, Josie learns a lesson about the grandmother, born in […]

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Fall Writing Suggestion: Personification

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Little Leaf Little Leaf are your worried that you’ll drift with a flurry of early early snow? Or do you fear that freezing rain will keep you from dancing and twirling again? Oh, Little Leaf all golden-red gently float to your soft leaf bed. Now, Little Leaf, rest your golden-red head, and never ever be […]

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Summer Writing—July

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Summer is finally here, and the 4th of July is this week. Write a poem about summer—try writing a letter to the month of July. What would you ask it? What would you say? What do you get to do in July that you can’t do in, say, January? Or write about what the 4th of July stands […]

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“My Papa”

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

My Papa’s eyes sparkled like stars in the nighttime sky or like tiny tiny stars from a sparkler one fourth of July. I was nine and the fireworks boomed and boomed into the night. They scared me. But there was Papa holding my shaking hand and smiling. I remember the way my little hand felt […]

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