I made my final News & Announcements Charts of the school year this morning. It’s hard to believe that I won’t be making these next year (since I’ll be consulting). I calculated how many of these I’ve made in the past three years, which is how long I’ve been doing Morning Meeting, part of Responsive Classroom, in my classroom. I’ve made 540 of these charts — WOW!
I am a literacy consultant who has spent over a decade working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grade 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).