Sherry’s Writing Weblog

October 28, 2008

Thoughts for the Day

Filed under: Welcome — sdoherty @ 11:29 pm

It must seem as though my thoughts are all over the place—the writer’s notebook, writing lessons, focused studies…  I started this blog with the idea of writing about a writer’s notebook and learning from others how they use it in the classroom.  But then I realized that I was really limiting my audience.  Not many responses as a result.  So I decided to open up the blog to writing in general with the hopes that teachers might share ideas or start a discussion.  But it seems to have become Sherry’s Thoughts on Writing.  Many people have told me that they’re reading the blog (and loving it—thank you for that) so whatever it becomes is okay with me.  Writing is such a large topic, and I support so many teachers in so many different ways, which is why my mind keeps flitting about.  I’ve tried to organize my thoughts into categories so that if you’re here looking for notebook tips, or lesson ideas, there’s a place you can click and read only those comments.  Otherwise, I’m passionate about writing in general and I will continue to share my random thoughts.  Sooner or later I’ll get around to “putting it all together”—the Writer’s Workshop.  I’ve been too busy to write in my writer’s notebook lately, so this blog has become it’s replacement for awhile.  If you have been visiting, thanks.  Let me know if there is something I can add or if you have any tips for organizing it in a better way.



October 8, 2008


Filed under: Welcome — sdoherty @ 3:58 pm

If you are visiting this weblog then you are obviously interested in using, or learning about using, a writer’s notebook in your classroom.  I want this blog to be a place where teachers can share ideas, stories, questions, and general comments about implementing a writer’s notebook in the classroom.  It is my hope that this blog becomes a useful tool for professional learning and that both teachers and students benefit in the process.  I can’t wait to begin learning with you!

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