Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write – Jennie Fitzkee

For all you E.B. White lovers, Sue Vincent has shared my post over on her Daily Echo blog, about writing and the advice of E.B. White. After all, “Charlotte’s Web” is my favorite. Thank you, Sue!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections:

I love writing.  This summer I read the best book on how to write, the advice of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other classics. Oh, I have read a host of posts and articles on writing, many from fellow bloggers.  They are all filled with terrific advice, but none compare to the simple, direct  advice of E.B. White.

It all started with reading the new book, Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White by Melissa Sweet. I wanted to learn more about White. After all, Charlotte’s Web is my first chapter reading book of the year in my classroom.

The book is far more than E.B. White’s story. I am going to call him Andy in this blog post, as that was the nickname given to him by his Cornell University classmates.  His English professor at Cornell was William Strunk, who taught English…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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19 Responses to Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write – Jennie Fitzkee

  1. I remember your delightful post on this book. Thanks for sharing this one. Hugs.

  2. beetleypete says:

    There is a special talent in being able to write for children. I think it requires more skill than writing for adults, as you have to allow for the expansive imagination of a child.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Sue Vincent says:

    This was a pleasure to share, Jennie.

  4. This is wonderful, Jennie! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Wonderful, Jennie. A great story.

  6. AJ says:

    I had forgotten all about charlotte’s web but I think I may do that for my third term read aloud

  7. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for sharing this!

  8. reocochran says:

    I love this book, too! Great choice!
    Just in case someone is interested in another excellent source: “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser. It has many small passages from famous authors to illustrate his examples. 🙂

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