Stacey and I are excited to share that we have signed a contract with Stenhouse Publishers to write our first book!
The working title of the book is Writing 180 and is inspired by you, the readers of Two Writing Teachers. The main gist of the book is we have defined six essential areas of Writing Workshop (assessment, choice, conferring, mentor texts, minilessons, and routines/procedures — with celebration/sharing woven in throughout each of the main areas). Then within each area there are three ten day cycles to inspire and support teachers as they work to lift the level of their Writing Workshops. To gain a sense of what the book will be, check out this Big Picture Series we wrote in February as we prepared a proposal for peer review.
Last week at the All-Write Summer Institute, I presented on the main areas of our book. Although the presentation is bare bones without the speaking part, it will still give you a sense of our book.
Thank you, blog readers, for making the dream of writing a book a reality to Stacey and me. We would have never guessed when we started Two Writing Teachers that it would lead to this path. We appreciate your support.