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.
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).