Cinquains — A Writing Tool for the Resistant or Adventurous Writer

Today’s post is all about cinquains. What they are and why I love them. A cinquain is a five line poem that follows a specific structure. While there are a few different structures for writing the cinquain, this is one of the more popular ones that I have used with my students:   Now, let’s see some … Continue reading Cinquains — A Writing Tool for the Resistant or Adventurous Writer

Should We Let Cursive Die in Our Schools?

Over the last several  years I’ve heard about many elementary schools eliminating cursive from their curriculum. I know, we are living in a technology-driven world in which many will argue that cursive is obsolete. But is it? There will always be students who learn cursive, regardless of whether or not it is readily used. Parents will teach their … Continue reading Should We Let Cursive Die in Our Schools?