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Good thing tomorrow’s minilesson in writing focuses on using touchstone texts to improve the ending of a story. I just finished the ending of my short fiction piece for this unit of study. Quite frankly, I think it’s awful!

Want to give me some feedback before I show this to my class? (I would LOVE that!) Click here to read the story.


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Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

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  1. Stacey,

    I would love to hear what touchstone texts you use for endings. Do you plan to blog about them tomorrow? If not, would you mind e-mailing them to me? I am always looking for new additions to my mentor library. Thanks!


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