Kaia and the Bees is a picture book you can use as a mentor text in narrative writing units. The book contains many craft moves, which makes it perfect for using in minilessons, writing conferences, and strategy lessons. Learn more about the book and take a peek inside of it.
Maribeth Boelts provides us with tips for creating authentic, unforgettable characters in stories.
This week I’m sharing the Happy Like Soccer craft table my graduate students created. My students worked in partnerships to flesh out explanations for craft moves they identified in Maribeth … Continue Reading Craft Tables for You — Part III of III
Maribeth Boelts gave an engaging and thought-provoking talk to my students and I last week. She talked about so much more than just her books and her process — though … Continue Reading Author Visit
If you’ve ever taken a graduate course during summer session, then you know how much work there is to do. The course I’m teaching at Penn State Harrisburg is no … Continue Reading A Peek Inside My Grad Course
Maribeth Boelts will be the visiting author for the graduate course I’m teaching about children’s literature and the teaching of writing this summer. I’m SO EXCITED to meet her in … Continue Reading An Interview with Maribeth Boelts + a Giveaway of Happy Like Soccer