I dissected Angela Johnson’s Book, A Sweet Smell of Roses, to the best of my ability today. I created wordy teaching points so you can truly help your students to … Continue Reading The Craft Table for A SWEET SMELL OF ROSES is complete!
I’ve been toting around Those Shoes a lot when I’m conferring with my students lately. I’m teaching them things like how to vary sentence lengths and ways to incorporate precise … Continue Reading Have you used this mentor text?
My colleague Kate and I were remarking that this unit of study on fiction is taking our students longer (i.e., longer for their drafts to come together). Hence, I decided … Continue Reading Time to Write the Entire Draft