Tag: writing

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part 3

The adventure continues–this time at Escola American Campinas, where Lais Martins is the Elementary Librarian. The EAC school day began with their weekly assembly, celebrating gratittude and 100 students who had completed their summer reading program. Congratulations to all! In their own version of Carnevale, Grade 5A, the class in charge of the assembly. paraded three floats they had created… Read more »

I Love to Read–in Brazil, part 2

World Cup 2014 makes me reminisce about my visit to Brasil, where I spent three weeks doing Author assemblies and workshops two years ago. Here’s a re-post of my musings from February 5, 2012, with photos this time: Oi (Hi) from Brasil, where the d’s sound like j’s and the r’s are h’s. Last week’s… Read more »

I Love to Read– In Brazil!

Let the Brazil blog begin! With any luck (and wifi) I will be updating this as I visit International Schools in Brazil this month. I always tell the students I meet that books can take you amazing places–both real and imagined. Boy is that the truth! It’s finally hitting me that my Brazilian adventure is real. … Read more »

Revisions? Ho Ho HO… a holiday poem

‘Twas a week before Christmas when all through the night, Revisions were stirring– Tomorrow I’d write! I’d promised my agent a debut best-seller. “I’m finished! Let’s send it!” I wanted to tell her. But children arrived with their laundry from college. (My nest had been empty as they searched for knowledge.) Alas, the house bustled… Read more »

Snapshot

Snapshot *a Monday morning warm-up activity inspired by Max and  Jo Knowles: 1. Find a photo that makes you happy. (OK I picked happy / sad. I hope you’ll understand.) 2. Describe the scene by making a “list poem” of the feelings, thoughts, smells, sights, tastes, etc. of the captured moment. Max the wonderdog. Faithful writer… Read more »