Tag Archives: Mentor Texts

Celebrate diversity with me!

So pleased to announce that my new book– Dream Wakers, Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture— is now out and available across the country, from Stenhouse Publishers. I encourage everyone to make sure students of all backgrounds have access to high-quality, culturally diverse texts and … Continue reading

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Read the Writing, Teach the Writer

Join me in Atlanta in October for a hands-on workshop! As writing instruction continues to evolve, I’m committed to ensuring educators like you are prepared to meet their writing goals. That’s why I want to personally invite you to attend … Continue reading

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Five Things to Avoid…

Here’s the thing: teaching writing is hard work and there is no single right path to success. However, there are things we do that make it difficult for students to succeed. Here are five things to avoid: Insisting that every … Continue reading

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Pssst…Do you want to be a writing thief?

When you write, revise (endlessly), and eventually publish, it’s very scary to know your words and thoughts are “out there” in the world for all to read and criticize.  So, imagine the courage it takes for me to say,  “I … Continue reading

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