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Monday Minutiae 02.24.2020

Vocabulary Quiz Minnesota Hot (adj.): Any temperature above 32 degrees after several days of sub-zero temperatures, + sun. It’s been a beautiful weekend here in the Twin Cities and when I went for a walk on Saturday afternoon, 40 degrees … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 02.03.20

Sloppy Copy This week I wrote “THE END” on my 4th manuscript—the crappy first draft, or “sloppy copy” as I and other English teachers have used in the past. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t actually type the words, “THE … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 01.13.20

Vocabulary Lists The last few years I’ve joined in on the One-Word-Resolution thing and it’s worked better for me than any list of resolutions I pretended to stick to in the past. Last year’s word was PERSEVERE and it was … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 03.11.2019

Listening Comprehension For my current WIP, I’ve got a book theme… as in, it’s circles the idea of one of those “100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die” lists. And because of that, I’m discovering that Cliff’s Notes (or … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 02/11/19

Daily Oral Language My friend and colleague, Jeff Zupfer, makes music. He writes lots of different things, but because he also teaches music at an elementary school, he writes a lot of children’s music. During our cold-cold-cold #PolarVortex days here … Continue reading

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Monday Minutiae – 4/22/18

New thing I’m going to try out: Summer Reading List I’ve got a novel idea surrounding the prolific “100 books everyone should read” lists, and since 99% of those lists consist almost entirely of white male authors, I figured I’d … Continue reading

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