If you’ve taken note of my Twitter handle, you might be curious about where it comes from. I didn’t join Twitter as a teacher, and my initial avatar was a drawing I did of a stuffed monkey that used to travel with my wife and I wherever we went. Being drawn to artistic pursuits, and […]
Writers’ bios provide lessons in voice, brevity and writing for social media.
The feature article might just be some of the most important writing students do!
A mentor text to help your students think through and write about controversial topics!
The rules that Chuck Jones used for the writing of the Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons reveals endless possibilities in the writing classroom!
Invite students to think critically and write about their hometowns using these easy-on-the-ears mentor texts!
Chris Prunckle’s Wannabe, a six-panel comic strip, combines artistry and critical review for the perfect writing project.
Using American film and tv writer Greg Berlanti’s opening monologue (think Dawson’s Creek, Everwood, Political Animals, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow!) to teach everything from characterization to brevity to voice!
Your students will love rocking out to this satirical mentor text.
Using a variety of geeky, awesome pop culture anthologies in our classroom can be the way to our students’ pens––and hearts.