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Meet My Family – by Laura Purdie Salas

I am very excited to be part of Laura Purdie Salas’  Blog Tour to celebrate and spread the word about her newest book called Meet My Family, Animal Babies and Their Families. We will read this nonfiction book to learn … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Writing

During second quarter, second graders study information writing. Students learn to research a topic, write an interesting introduction, use facts and definitions, develop points and provide a conclusion. The best part about writing . . .is reading the final products … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset – Are We Pears Yet?

I was honored to receive an advanced copy edition of Miranda Paul’s book Are We Pears Yet? earlier this summer. The official release date is September 19th, 2017. I am planning to use this book with my second graders during … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Public Radio – Larry Mueller Show Strawberry sandwiches, cherries and chickens were just part of the conversation on today’s Larry Mueller show on Wisconsin Public Radio. My Dad, Jerry Apps, and I talked about our new cookbook – Old Farm Country Cookbook – Recipes, Menus, … Continue reading

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Authors’ Advice for a Better Writing Life: Read Widely by Marci Glaus

Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
In an attempt to capture the recursive, complex, messy process we call writing, I started asking authors from my state to do something extremely awkward. I asked them to allow me, and sometimes a…

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Wisconsin Writes

“Writers invite teachers and students into their writing process.” The English Language Arts Division of The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is involved in a project that helps students understand the writing process. Students watch videos of Wisconsin authors talk … Continue reading

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Children’s Writing Workshop

This past Saturday, I led a writing workshop for children – ages 7-12 in Edgerton, WI. The workshop attendees were very interested in the writing process and some brought samples of their own stories to share! We had lots of … Continue reading

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