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The Four

Firstly, I am so sorry for the terribly long radio silence. It has been a busy month and a half with Nanowrimo (I didn’t finish), the holidays (they are finished), and finalizing the classes for Inkreadable Kids (hopefully, they will never finish). It is the 23rd of January and it’s here! That’s right, I have…

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Articles and Spaces

Don’t worry this is not going to be a lesson on grammar. After all, if you are reading this you’ve probably been done with school for a long while and have had all the grammar you can stomach. So my last post made it seem like things were very dire indeed. In fact, that was…

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The Hook

As you all know, last Thursday marked the beginning of the Inkreadable Kids writing workshops. I had two students for that particular session. I happened to have come down the stairs from my classroom and met them in the lobby. I was expecting three students for that time slot, but alas, it was not to…

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Stuck

Last Friday was more of a tutoring session than a class as I only have one student. She is nine, and as precocious as you can imagine. I taught her the same material as the two older kids the day before. She also was quick on the draw and understood the concepts for starting a…

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Friday Fun

Although this will be a shorter post, I wanted to deliver on my promise of Tuesday, which was to regale you with Friday’s high jinks. Rising action may have gotten a reality check from my Friday student. Remember last week’s “Stuck”? Well, it was a fluke apparently. This nine year old thinks faster than she…

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Writing Rainbow

Many of you will remember the Children’s program Reading Rainbow, that starred Geordi La Forge, I mean, Lavar Burton. I beg your pardon, my inner geek had to come out. We had our own version of the show, that I like to call Writing Rainbow. Last Thursday’s class was all about the rising action of…

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Snow Day

Whoever said that Friday the Thirteenth was bad luck got it wrong. By a day. It’s Thursday and while I am writing from the coziness of my home, I’ll have to venture out in a little while. We are snowed in in Washington, though those of you in snowier climes are probably laughing hysterically, we…

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Saturday Shenanigans

As you all may remember, (people living in DC are hardly likely to forget), it snowed last Thursday. Everything was shut down, including the Community Center where we run the workshop. The bus unfortunately, didn’t run, so when I wrote that I was stranded in my last post that was the literal truth. I don’t…

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Penultimate Position

Last Thursday marked the penultimate class of my current session. I know that the girls loved my class, well, because they told me so. But also, I got adult validation as well. Their parents really seemed to like what I taught and the way in which I did it. I think the key to writing,…

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Girl Power

Thursday and Saturday this week marked the end of the first of my Short Story classes at Inkreadable Kids. I have mixed feelings about the closure of my first session. I am glad that, contrary to a few opinions, I started the sessions in January, instead of waiting until the spring. If I had waited…

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