Monthly Archives: February 2011

Childhood Road Trips

My earliest road trip memories came from when  my family traveled a couple of time a year from western North Carolina across the Smokey Mountains to visit my father’s parents on the family farm in eastern Kentucky. Interstates 40 and 75 … Continue reading

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Mind Drift and Writing Prompts

Letting our minds drift is a good way to stir our creativity. A major pull of reflective writing is the freedom to drift, letting one idea, one image connect with another–seeing a rocking chair in a magazine ad and having it call up … Continue reading

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Epic Moment—Learning to Read

I remember the exact moment I realized I could read. I was in (hmmm . . .  I think) the second grade. My family lived in a large drafty old house, and on Sunday mornings my father would get up early and light a fire in … Continue reading

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Writing Our Way into Reading

Writing can help readers access a text that is challenging to read whether the text is a literary masterpiece, a piece of governmental legalize, or a novel filled with abstract concepts. If we reflect on what we already know about the … Continue reading

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