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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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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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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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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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Bossy By Nature and Other News

Last week, was a week like any other at Inkreadable. By which I mean that I not only taught, but learned as well. I am sorry for the long radio silence, I’ve been a bit busy. Last Thursday, 27 March, marked the second to last of my classes. In my second penultimate position, I found…

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Struggles

Last week was a bit of a struggle. In the first place, I have to come to terms with the fact that kids don’t work at the same speed. While the 11 year old may have a 6 or seven page story, the 8 or 9 year old may only have a two or three…

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Purple Panic

The boys of Friday, like the boys of summer are turning into a fun bunch. I don’t have kids, myself so I am being surprised all the time. This past Friday, the boys walked into my class, and I asked them, as I always do, if they had written. From two of the boys, I…

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So Much Fun

I am amazed at how much I am learning by teaching these classes. In my second Scene Stealers class, writing a scene for a two and a half year time period that the original author doesn’t deal with is proving a challenge. For both student and teacher. For my student, it isn’t a matter of…

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Bring on the Boys...

This session of Inkreadable Kids promises to be very interesting indeed. I have six students, four boys and two of my returning girls from last session. I am offering two different classes this time around. The four boys are taking my short story module, and so is my nine year old girl. The other girl…

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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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