gender · giveaway · interview · picture book

Talking About Gender Stereotypes with Elise Gravel and Mykaell Blais

If you're looking for an accessible introduction to gender and gender stereotypes, then PINK, BLUE, AND YOU is a book you'll want to own. Take a look inside of the book, hear from the co-authors, and then leave a comment for an opportunity to win a copy of PINK, BLUE, AND YOU!

equity · giveaway · interview · writing workshop

An Interview with the Authors of The Responsive Writing Teacher + a Giveaway

Have you wanted to be a more responsive writing teacher, but weren't sure how to go about doing it? Melanie Meehan and Kelsey Sorum's new book provides a framework to help you hone a more child-centered apporach to the teaching of writing.

biography · giveaway · interview · picture book

Paint a Portrait with Words

Jen Bryant is a biographer whose recently released picture book, Above the Rim, is a worthy mentor text. Jen stops by TWT to chat with Stacey about some of the most important things kids can keep in mind when they're researching and writing stories about famous people or everyday heroes. Watch the interview, look through some excerpts from her newest picture book biography, and then leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball.

authors · giveaway · interview · teacher writing · Teachers who write · writing workshop

Interview with Teacher and Author Kate Narita + Giveaway

4th grade teacher and published author, Kate Narita, answers my questions today about being a writer and an educator who is currently in the classroom. Be sure to comment for a chance to win a copy of Kate's book 100 Bugs! A Counting Story, a class set of bookmarks, and a 15 minutes Skype with Kate!

community · giveaway · interview · management · responsive classroom · writing workshop

Reinvigorate Your Classroom by Putting Kids First: An Interview with Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz

Learn how Hertz and Mraz's newest book, Kids 1st from Day 1, can impact your writing workshop.

interview · picture book

A Conversation with Amy June Bates & Juniper Bates + a Book Giveaway

  Anyone who knows me in real life knows how concerned I’ve been about the state of affairs in our country. I’ve been making phone calls, signing petitions, and showing up to my congressman’s office with regularity. There’s only so much that one citizen can do so I’m often left feeling like I wish I… Continue reading A Conversation with Amy June Bates & Juniper Bates + a Book Giveaway

current events · interview · picture book

An Interview with the Author of Come with Me + a Giveaway

As educators, we are uniquely positioned to teach children to respect and love each other. We have the power to show them how to make the world a better place. We can shape the next generation of children so they will choose to be accepting of people who look different, have a different set of beliefs, or originate from a different cultural background. This is an enormous responsibility, but we are fortunate if we can do this work to bring about change in our corners of the world.

biography · giveaway · interview · mentor texts

Taking Biography to the Next Level: The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra + An Interview + A Giveaway

If you aren't familiar with this delightful biography of Sun Ra by Chris Raschka, you should be. Learn about the ways that this book is a perfect mentor text, and hear about the writing process from the author.

common core · informational writing · interview · mentor texts · poetry

The Story of the Giant Sequoia + a Giveaway

Tony Johnston and Wendell Minor's new book, Sequoia, will be published later this month. Recently, both of them were gracious with their time and granted me interviews. Hear what they have to say about writing and illustrating. Get a sneak peek at this exquisite text you can use to infuse your students' informational writing with poetry.