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Nov 2

November 2, 2013

November is for NaNo

NaNoWriMo began yesterday, November 1.  I took a deep breath and signed up.  My teenagers had been preparing for his month for a long time, but I haven’t done a novel writing challenge since… well, I’m dating myself here, but since the very inception of novel challenges, before NaNo had even gotten organized.  Back in the old days (*cough*) groups of writers used to get together and challenge each other to knock out a novel in a month.  The standard…

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Oct 4

October 4, 2012

The Homeschool High School Carnival that I Missed This Month

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, the Homeschool High School Carnival went live on Monday with lots of good stuff about teaching writing in high school.    I’m making my way slowly through the posts, and so far my favorite is Sally’s: Writing (A Long and Winding Discourse Thereon).  Not that I am as organized about teaching high school writing as she is, but I tend to agree with her on many points.  Or, I should say,…

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Aug 30

August 30, 2012

Taking the Road Less Traveled in High School

 This post is part of a link-up for the Homeschool High School Carnival, hosted the first Monday of September by Erin at Seven Little Australians and Counting. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.  Robert Frost The Road Behind Twelve years ago, I was standing in a preschool classroom, bent over a long, shiny formica table, helping a little girl count ants on a log.  They weren’t…

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