What’s New in 2014

January is an exciting time—a time for new things. So on this blog, there will be some new things rolling out in 2014. Here are some of the things I have planned.

For Teachers

 Teacher Useletter

I am introducing my useletter for teachers. I will include links to things from my blog and other information that I find. At most, it will come out monthly. If you sign up for my newsletter, you will get a 50 page e-book (printable PDF form) called MENTOR TEXT TIPS. Much of the information in the book was featured on my blog at one time, but I have restructured it, adding new information, and made it easy for you to download and print a copy for yourself.

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If you sign up, the e-book will be sent to you within a few hours. Sign up on the sidebar to the right.

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Writing Wednesdays

In addition, I will be featuring writing ideas and mentor texts for teachers more often this year. Every Wednesday will be Writing Wednesday. I will feature books, lesson plans, tips, or printables on Wednesdays.

For Writers

 Making Time to Write Mondays

I will be continuing my Making Time to Write feature for writers on Mondays that will include productivity tips, writing tips, and more.

Mentor Texts for Writers

In 2014, I will also be spending some time exploring mentor texts for writers. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming series.



  1. Are you sure there’s just one of you? Even though I see your daily plans/goals, I do NOT understand how one person can accomplish all that you do. Thanks for doing – all that you do!