FREE 6-12 Writing Mini-Lessons for the New School Year!

After a six-month soft launch, Sam and I are officially launching Mini Moves for Writers, a YouTube channel where anyone can access free writing mini-lessons to make writing stronger, more full of voice, and more true to your writerly intentions. Here’s a wee trailer:

We hope that we can be apart of your writing instruction this year! Here are a few goodies to get you started:

Mini Moves for Writers Quick Start Guide

This free, 10-page guide provides you with practical ideas for incorporating Mini Moves for Writers into your existing classroom instruction! You can get a copy of the guide here.

Mentor Text Green Lights on Instagram

Our new Instagram account features additional content including our new series: Mentor Text Green Lights, a quick look at a complete mentor text that is SO GOOD it’s worth a longer look! Our first is one of my very favorite texts for teaching narrative / personal essay writing, Marshfield Dreams.

Our Top Five Most Popular Writing Moves

Get started by bringing our most popular writing moves into your classroom!

The Good Questions List

3 Ways to Fix a Run-On

The Big Idea Claim

Educated Inference

Scene Drop Intro

Can we sneak into your classroom this year to help you teach your students to do more as writers? We hope so! Comment with writing moves you’d like to see or writing problems we can help you troubleshoot! We can’t wait to share more mini moves for writers!

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