Do you want to really push yourself as a writer? Sometimes a challenge is what we need.
I don’t know about you, but hearing about other writers’ hectic lives helps me. It helps me realize I’m not alone in juggling my writing life with my other life responsibilities. Jody Hobbs Hesler is a fellow juggler and tells how she makes time to write (while juggling, of course). Tell me about the many […]
We all know that students need to become more comfortable reading and writing non-fiction. Last fall, I did a post on 10 of my favorite fiction picture book writing mentor texts. For this post, I’m focusing on some non-fiction mentor texts–with a bent toward history, specifically American history, as it relates to Virginia history. Why? […]
THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT By Drew Daywalt Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers Philomel/Penguin, 2013 Summary: Each crayon in the box writes a note to Duncan complaining about being used too much or too little. Duncan has to think of a clever way to keep them all happy. Mentor Text Writing Skills: * Voice […]
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