Writer’s Notebook – Space for Revision

Writer’s notebooks are all the rage these days and they’ve led to notebooks for all subject areas. They are a fantastic tool for housing student work in various stages of…

A New Kind of Book

For years I’ve been working with the 6 + 1 Traits of Writing in my classroom and have been so pleased with the results. I have learned a lot myself…

Let’s Talk Stamina

Stamina in literacy learning has been a popular topic lately, and rightfully so.  Without it, students are unable to tackle the challenges that come with close reading, for example, and…

#1 Professional Learning for Teachers

I’m a National Board Certified Teacher and can tell you first hand that the experience of pursuing National Board Certification was incredibly valuable. I was able to reflect on my…