Category Archives: CYBILS

Poetry Friday: From Violet Nesdoly

Thanks to Margaret at Reflections on the Teche for hosting this week.  I am trying to get all the blog posts read and commented on each week. Poetry PSA 1:  I am trying to get all the blog posts read and commented on … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday : The Late Edition with the Magic Nine

Poetry Friday was hosted by Violet with a fabulous recap of Poetry Camp. Oh, it’s been quite a week.  I was intrigued by the Magic 9 form at The Miss Rumphius Effect on Monday. On Thursday afternoon, our school participated … Continue reading

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SOL16: Checking in With My Year Reading Goal

It’s Tuesday and time for a slice.  More slices can be found at Two Writing Teachers. Back in January, I set a goal to read fifty books this year.  Last year I logged thirty-one books on Goodreads.  Sometimes logging what … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2014: Summer Writing Group

  Time for a Tuesday Slice of Life.  There are more slices at Two Writing Teachers.  Writing this post early as on Tuesday, I will be going to the dentist to start the work on two crowns (oh joy) and … Continue reading

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WANTED: Panelists and Judges for the 2014 CYBILS Poetry Award

How do you know you might be a good candidate? Here are ten things to consider: 1. You love poetry as much or more than dark chocolate. 2. You love posting for Poetry Friday. 3. You email others about poetry … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

If a book remains unopened and no reader turns its page, does it still embrace a story or trap words inside a cage? BookSpeak! celebrates all things books. One of our judges stated that it shows kids “how to look … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thomas P. Lynch

Silver Falls Conference Center, Oregon A week ago I was at the SCBWI-OR  Fall Writing Retreat.  My first time and it was a dream. I found this poem at Poetry Foundation.  The week I have had? I want to return … Continue reading

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