“Tell It Times Two” is the best recommendation any teacher or parent can receive to help their child do better on the writing test and in life. It’s a simple activity you will love. It’s free on my website.
Do you ever find yourself searching for a word your mama always used and it’s not in any dictionary? I “swannee” it drives me crazy. I get downright “flustrated” and waste hours searching. Take the verb wauller. “Peggy Arlene, don’t wauller around in that mud.” Hours later, when I finally decide “wallow” is as close as [read more…]
Fun with Sommer Elementary 2nd Grade and their teacher Sue Beardsley. The best part is when the 2nd-graders sing. I talked about “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and of course–my books and writing games. Nepris did an amazing job of filtering my wrinkles and cutting mistakes. Texas Songs [read more…]
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Here are two free games from Teach Writing Without a Pencil. Click on the pdf file for the game you want to print. Please do not print for your friends, however, share this site for them to download their own free copy. You can also print a copy for you principal of the Tell It [read more…]
Get a special price from November 8- 17 for a Kindle version. Keep your curriculum. Add Fun! $ .99 today and $ 1.99 later in the week. Teach Writing Without a Pencil is a collection of games and activities to help students improve their writing skills. Strong verbs, authentic voice, cohesive flow, and the joy of [read more…]
There’s not many times that I’ve been more proud. Imagine being me–the youngest of eight, daughter of a share-cropper, dyslexic me–telling kids about how to be an author/editor. Then 5 kids run up after the talk with huge smiles saying, “I’m dyslexic!” An echo of “me too” bouncing around between them. Talking to the [read more…]
Standing in “high cotton,” under the big Texas sky –a beautiful soul– this sweet lady is just one of so many who grew my faith. If you see anything good in me it’s because people like Mona and Nelson modeled Jesus to me and hundreds more teenagers. We grew up in high cotton. “Standing in [read more…]