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Archive for October, 2012

“Good writers borrow, great writers steal.”


Now, when I think of this quote, I am always reminded of one of my favorite films, “Finding Forrester” (2000) written by Mike Rich. Under the tutelage of a proclaimed reclusive writer, William Forrester, young Jamal Wallace struggles to find his own voice as an author while resolving his issues of self-identity. When he uses […]

Preview Edmodo!


The application linked below appears to have it all. It does not require students to have an email address and it is free. Let me know what you think about it.

Can the perceptions that other people have of us influence how we see ourselves?


The scales of justice were difficult to find in 1960 when Ruby Bridges was chosen to integrate William Frantz Public School. In spite of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling under Brown v. The Board of Education, change was not welcomed in the South. Instead, longstanding Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws, and distorted images of Blacks […]

National Writing Project Recognizes Students’ #WhatIWrite Entries


The contributions our classes made to the National Day of Writing were acknowledged by the National Writing Project, one of the primary event sponsors. Students, I am very proud of your effort and results – Ms. Hayes Make a video of your own at Animoto.

National Day of Writing – October 20, 2012


As first year participants in the annual National Day of Writing, my students and I blogged, tweeted, talked, laughed, and cried about what we write. Let us know what you think about the post below. Write!!!

#WhatIWrite We write, we pray, we hope for a cure for breast cancer and all cancers


The 8th Grade Single Gender Female Academy suggested that we bring awareness to the plight of those struck by cancer to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of all of those who have loves ones fighting to survive we write, we pray, we hope for a cure. Here is a montage of the 8th […]

#WhatIWrite – National Day of Writing – October 19, 2012


Students and visitors, please post your responses today!

National Novel Writing Month – Are you the next great young author?


Check out the Young Novelist Workbook for guidelines and let the writing begin!

Love Affair with Technology Deemed Reckless


Here’s the link to a fiery debate about the role of technology in today’s school? I want to challenge you to close read the article, identify the author’s claims, and formulate your own argument. Can you add anything to the discussion that has not been said? Click here for the article.

#WhatIWrite Human Rights Versus Civil Rights


What is the difference between human rights and civil rights?

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