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Lee Ann Spillane
Works at Orange County Public Schools
Attended Florida State University
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Holding on to what students say ..
We are working on heart transplant simulation activity this week. See the gist of it here. I love the buzz of conversation; the click and clack of students using laptops to check sources or research facts; the gasps and groa...
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Happy Project for Awesome! My students are pitching in and spotlighting their favorite charities in these Project for Awesome videos. Spread the love this holiday season. Like, comment and share Project for Awesome videos this weekend.

Then click over to the P4A IndiGoGo campaign and get you one of those signed potato perks before they sell out! Nerdfighter socks make great gifts (hint, hint).

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-for-awesome-2015--2#/
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Nerdfighter rules do not apply for this video. I am over the time limit of 4 minutes; please no punishments! The district disables commenting  on YouTube, so to show that you attended this meeting, please comment here instead of on YouTube.
Nerdfighter rules do not apply for this video. I am over the time limit of 4 minutes; please no punishments! The district disables commenting on YouTube, so to show that you attended this meeting, please comment here instead...
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Oh the quiet of a room full of kids reading and writing... 
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I love Lucy's voice in this video. Such important distinctions about school in our country and in developing countries. Great writing and thinking here! So proud of her and her team. #p4a2015  #bearenglish
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Books Change Us
Reading matters. People who read have more opportunities than people who do not. Kelly Gallagher brilliantly captures the many ways reading benefits citizens and societies in Reading Reasons , a collection of mini-lessons you can use with kids. Gallagher's ...
Reading matters. People who read have more opportunities than people who do not. Kelly Gallagher brilliantly captures the many ways reading benefits citizens and societies in Reading Reasons, a collection of mini-lessons you ...
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Sneak Peaks: NCTE
Thank you to  Stacey ,  Betsy ,  Dana ,  Tara ,  Beth ,  Anna ,  Kathleen  &  Deb  for creating  community and valuing voic e. Join us at  Two Writing Teachers .  Slide by the   Slice of Life buffet   for seconds or link up to serve your own slice of life. ...
Thank you to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Tara, Beth, Anna, Kathleen & Deb for creating community and valuing voice. Join us at Two Writing Teachers. Slide by the Slice of Life buffet for seconds or link up to serve your own slice of...
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A team of talented teachers hosted Family Literacy Night, an evening of games, workshops, book talks and fun. Beth Scanlon our school's reading coach and fellow slice organizes the team for this event. The literacy committee ...
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Now's the Time
My son's biggest complaint so far about high school is that sometimes he gets bored in some of his classes. It's too quiet (the teacher talks to much). I have to ask myself, who didn't get bored in a class or two in high school? I sure did. Who hasn't been ...
My son's biggest complaint so far about high school is that sometimes he gets bored in some of his classes. It's too quiet (the teacher talks to much). I have to ask myself, who didn't get bored in a class or two in high scho...
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Thank you to  Stacey ,  Betsy ,  Dana ,  Tara ,  Beth ,  Anna ,  Kathleen  &  Deb  for creating  community and valuing voic e. Join us at  Two Writing Teachers .  Slide by the   Slice of Life buffet   for seconds or link up to serve your own slice of life. ...
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Mom, artist, teacher, Nerdfighter, and writer who celebrates epiphanies of the ordinary.

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Once a llama wrangler, I've worked with teachers in more than 100 workshops in over half the states in the nation.
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  • Florida State University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Lake Howell High School
  • Dunwoody High High School
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Literacy-themed collaborative writing for the first week of school.

SUMMER NOTEBOOKING - TRY THIS!
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Print Fronts of 6 Bookmarks Print Backs of 6 Bookmarks Wow. People are certainly generous! In less than three weeks, we already have 67 fun

I Know For Sure
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Another slice inspired this post today. Writing today about what I know for sure and in reality there is little that I know for sure, but he

SOLC # 20/31 - Poetry Friday's Here, too
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Also blogging with my students at Linda & Jonathan's Class Blog WELCOME SPRING! Day Twenty of the Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challen

Two Lessons I Learned from the Japanese (Part 2)
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Yesterday, I wrote about a lesson I learned from the Japanese when I lived in Japan. I'm not re-creating the blog I kept while I lived there

Poetry Empowers
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This is slice 18 of 31 for The Slice of Life Story Challenge hosted by the talented team at Two Writing Teachers--thanks Tara, Stacey, Betsy

Food Ramble
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Day 8 of 31 posts for the Slice of Life Story Challenge hosted by the team at Two Writing Teachers, Stacey, Tara, Dana, Betsy, Anna, andBeth

Bridging the Divide
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Students watch a clip from "Rivers and Tides" in our digital textbook prior to discussion. We have a digital textbook. Adopted last year, te

Back to life
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Day 3 of 31 days of writing! "Well, you can try again in the summer, in the fall, and next spring, as many times as you need to..." When I w

No More Searching for Lows
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Too many weeks have passed since I've joined Holley Gerth and friends for Coffee for Your Heart. I'm grateful to pour a little encouragement

#YouTubeAsksObama: Teachers, Be Heard
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YouTube creators, Hank Green, Bethany Mota and Glo Zell are seeking questions for their interview of President Obama. We have an opportunity

NCTE, I Love
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NCTE, I love I love a lot of things, a whole lot of things. Like when my friend Lee lands, back in the States from Japan and we're at differ

Poetry and Face Painting Friday
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Turning Back by Sara Holbrook October light turns in by six and night comes early in the forest, This weekend we will turn back the clocks.

Poetry Friday - Boo-o-o!
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Linda Baie (c) All Rights Reserved I think I must have read the poem I want to share today last year at B.J. Lee's post and then printed it

Reading Contagion
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Hosted by the team at Two Writing Teachers, link up your Slice of Life on Tuesdays throughout the year. Paul W. Hankins and Sarah Gross have

Reading Records and Revision Histories
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Hosted by the team at Two Writing Teachers, link up your Slice of Life on Tuesdays throughout the year. Today my slice grew from a moment on

Self Care at Year's Start
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The start of the school year rushes across campus with schedules and syllabi, forms to sign and surveys to complete. We are in our second we

This Time Last Year
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Check out Two Writing Teachers for more Slice of Life stories; you might even consider adding your own! This time last year, I was recoverin