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 […]

Mini-Mentors for Fixing Run-Ons and Comma Splices

In almost two decades (!!!) of teaching, I’ve taught every grade 7-12. And whether I’m teaching 12-year olds or 19-year olds, run-ons and comma splices abound. I’m not going to spend time here theorizing about why this is true. I suspect that if I interviewed my high school English teachers, they’d say it was prevalent […]

Even More Fall PD from Moving Writers!

But wait! There’s more! Last week, we announced two brand new professional development experiences — an on-demand course to help you develop curiosity about words and phrases in your students and an upcoming live webinar focused on environmental writing and helping students become climate stewards through writing experiences. But that’s not all! We’re rounding out […]

Discovering Language to Help Us Write

Over the last few months, I’ve been sharing different kinds of language field guide entries that help students explore words and make discoveries about language. (My first installment shared the basics of choice word field guides, the easiest and most fundamental way we explore words. My second post talked about exploring significant words in a text + in […]