Welcome to the Frog Hollow Blog. Here you can find periodic ruminations on teaching writing and everything that relates, including some of my tried and true lessons. Please try them, and let me know how it goes.
And meanwhile, consider the word rumination. It’s no mistake it sounds suspiciously like ruminant. It means, quite literally, to chew on something for a while like a cow chewing her cud. What looks like a big old boring Latinate word is actually a lively metaphor. Chew on that for a while!