One SIMPLE Way to Take Your Sentence Study to the Next Level

Yesterday’s winner in our Mini Moves for Writers subscriber giveaway is STACEY REEDER! Stacy, please contact me at to get your free copy of A TEACHER’S GUIDE TO MENTOR TEXTS! We’re giving away prizes all week — subscribe to our channel to make sure you are entered to win! Sentence study is a bedrock […]

A New Mini Move for Writers Video + Details About Our Launch Week

We hope you’re loving the sneak peeks at Mini Moves for Writers we’ve been sharing this week. Next week is our official LAUNCH WEEK! We can’t wait! Today, we’re sharing a new move: Figurative Language that Makes You Go ‘Huh!’. This move engages the reader by painting specific pictures in the reader’s mind, and it […]

Mini-Mentors for Literary Analysis(+ a Sneak Peek at a BIG New Project!)

Catch up on the whole mini-mentors series! Mini-Mentors for Review Writing, Prompt-Based Writing, and Revision! In the previous iterations of this series, I’ve suggested some ways you might use these mini-mentors in your own classroom: as sentence study warm-ups, as whole-class lessons, in small-group and individual writing conferences. But, you’ll notice something different and special […]