Have you been a reader of our annual Author Spotlight Series? How have you used these posts to inspire your teaching? Read on to find a collection of the Author Spotlight posts and ideas for using these treasures with your students.
It can be done.
Many of us will be satisfied if kids choose to JUST WRITE this summer. However, for the students who are ready to do more than just write, we can provide them with a nudge to transform tools they’ve leaned on during the school year so they can become updated tools for at-home, independent use this summer.
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Now our year is coming to a close and we are having to find new ways to end the year and say goodbye. With another change comes another opportunity for trauma… it is important to remember that the health and welfare of every person comes first, even and especially as we bring the school year to a close.
The idea of creating anything at all that motivates children to continue learning and developing themselves as writers has kept me awake over the last few nights. And after a … Continue Reading Some Summer Writing Motivation
“Writing about distressing events and how we feel about them is the only kind of writing that clinically has been associated with improved health,” Louise DeSalvo
How can we do the most good and the least harm when communicating with caregivers, hosting virtual meetings, and planning remote writing instruction?
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Today I share a poetry lesson from one of my favorite resources. This lesson is ready to use in your classroom too!
Author Brooke Smith hopes to bring a little nature into children’s lives, by introducing them to wild words that were taken out of the Oxford Junior Dictionary and are now celebrated in this joyous picture book.
Writing a professional book can feel like jumping from a high-dive. Author Katie Cunningham explains how it requires getting comfortable with the uncomfortable including having the courage to start, the vulnerability to keep going, and the willingness to receive feedback from a place of humility.
Kelly Starling Lyons shares about her experience of writing Dream Builder, a picture book biography about Philip G. Freelon, an architect who created he National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Henry Cole’s childhood paper lunch bag is the main character here. Find out how something so mundane can end up being a connection to the past, and a symbol of planet conservancy.
In this behind-the-scenes glimpse, author Helena Ku Rhee delves into her process of writing The Paper Kingdom. The book is based on her childhood memories of accompanying her parents to their job as night janitors.
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