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Thought for the Day, 365 writing prompts for students

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Thought for the Day, 365 writing prompts for students

BLOG Post 11/06/12 – Memorizing Inspiring Thoughts | BLOG Post 04/08/10 – Why I Wrote Thought for the Day | BLOG Post 07/30/09 – My New Book 'Thought for the Day' is published!

When I was teaching in the elementary grades, I used quotations and sayings as a writing prompt every day. I began each morning with a positive and challenging thought. After I retired, I wanted to share these writing prompts with teachers and parents, to use with their children. I organized them using a different character-building theme…

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5 More Journal Writing Prompts

Here are 5 more inspiring writing prompts to get your students thinking…. 1. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”  What do you think that means?  What about judging people by the way they look? Write about a time you thought bad things about someone and it wasn’t true. 2. “To me, the greatest pleasure…

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Journal Writing Prompts for May

Journal writing is the best way to teach students to express themselves. It’s short, to the point and if there are thought provoking questions, children  are inspired to begin the habit of writing a few sentences. With time, the sentences become paragraphs and children are aware of their opinions. When I was teaching, writing a…

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Free November Graphics

BLOG Post 10/24/12 – Free November Graphics

November is almost here! I’ve got a cute Thanksgiving graphic available at the bottom of this post, which you can print out for Free, for your kids to color.   These are illustrations from two of my best-selling books: Thought for the Day and Kid’s Writing Journal. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!   Download Our Free…

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Memorizing – Trains the Brain to Retain

BLOG Post 02/15/12 – Memorizing: Trains the Brain to Retain

This title reminds me of a  line from a song in My Fair Lady, “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.”  We may not know any other lines in the song, but we remember that one because it’s a type of mnemonic – a rhyme. Something is happening in our educational system and…

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Write a love note to your child!

BLOG Post 10/06/10 – Write a love note to your child!

I was reading a blog written by Rhonda Cratty about the importance of writing little notes to our children.  This is what she said about sharing a book together. Open a book; sharpen a pencil and write your child a love note about a book you are enjoying together. I promise your words will last…

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