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    Creative Writing
    A Day in the Life of...
    A Day in the Life of...If you had to be a character from The Vile Village, who would you be? Would it be more fun to be the miserable Count Olaf, or perhaps one of the brave Baudelaire children? Choose a character and have some fun telling us wh...
    Christine Dvornik
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    1st Grade Language Arts
    First-Grade Writer's Block?
    How can you help your early writer come up with writing topics? ...
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    Creative Writing
    Everyone's a Poet
    Everyone's a PoetWhat kind of poems appeal to kids? Writer and teacher Matt Sharpe says students of all ages like this exercise. Give it a try with your kids! 1. Think of anyone you know who is older than your parents. 2. Close your eyes, and pi...
    Cindy Bond
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    Creative Writing
    Teaching Kids Poetry
    Teaching Kids PoetryMatt Sharpe has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University. In addition to writing fiction, he does ten-week poetry residencies at elementary and middle schools in New York City. He "borrows" the students from thei...
    Cindy Bond