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Finding Your End of Year Last Breath

This has been the month for state literacy conferences.  WVCTE and NWP@WVU led off with WVELA19 which was showcased on WVCTE blog earlier this month.  Not to be outdone, Marshall University and the Central West Virginia Writing Project (CWVWP) also hosted a 2 day event entitled Find Your Voice:  Growing Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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Finding All Students in Text

Walter Dean Myers, author of Monster,  Fallen Angle, and Scorpion, among others young adult novels,    was quoted in the New York Times as saying, “Books transmit values.  They explore our common humanity.  What is the message when some children are not represented in those books?”  As a self-professed ‘book nerd’ Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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Ipads in the classroom

Apples for teachers sure have changed over the past few years.  Over the past few months, I have been working towards my certification as an Apple Teacher.  Obtaining certification wasn’t really that difficult as I had to read 16 ibooks and take quizzes to prove that I had mastered the Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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Dear Parents…

Dear Parents….Where are you ?  I miss you!  I need  you.   WE have a child to prepare for the world and I cannot do it alone.   I call, I write, I email, I send Remind messages, I hold conferences but I never hear back from you.  I’m worried about your Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago
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A Little Fall Voice

My students hate to write and it shows.  Those happy little writers in elementary school making their first board books have been sucked up into the morass of testing and spit back out as writing curmudgeons.  They have lost their voice when it comes to putting ideas down on paper. Read more…

By Cheryl Stahle, ago