Happy December! Today, we have a request. Allison & I are hard at work on a new book with Heinemann, but we need your help. Actually, we need your voice. Literally. We want to know your burning questions about teaching with mentor texts. What do you just not quite get yet? What is standing between […]
Lindsay Bruggeman is a high school English teacher and volleyball coach at Loveland High School. She is currently working toward her Masters of Arts in Teaching with the Ohio Writing Project at Miami University. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @MrsBruggemanLHS. What are the chances it rains this Saturday? Where is the […]
We loved spending time with you at #NCTE18 and sharing a bit from Beyond Literary Analysis. A perfect way to follow up and dig deeper with us is to join us for a 3-part webinar series! Grab a glass of wine after work and join us to chat about why we need to broaden our […]
We are joining our friends at Heinemann to present a 3-part webinar series designed to get you ready to help your students move beyond literary analysis! You can read session descriptions and register here. Here’s an overview: We are getting ready to go BIG—to a place in students’ writing beyond five-paragraph analyses of themes and […]
Tonight at 7:30 pm EST on Heinemann’s Facebook page, I am going LIVE to give you a sneak peek at the features of our new book Beyond Literary Analysis, to give you a sense of how this book might help you and help your students, and to answer your questions! Join me!
We are over at the Heinemann PLC Series this week chatting about mentor texts & discovery . Read — and watch — more here!
Hello, friends! Oh, how we have missed you! Allison and I are still in the midst of finishing our new book on teaching analytical writing, but we couldn’t resist a quick check-in with you to share some of what we have been up to! Yesterday we had the great fun of doing an hour of virtual […]
Maybe you’ve got the broad strokes of teaching with mentor texts — show students authentic examples of writing in a genre to guide and inspire their own writing. But what does this look like in your plan book? How do you move students from reading like readers to reading like writers? How do you introduce […]
We owe a lot to Tom Newkirk. Actually, we owe almost everything to Tom Newkirk. This brilliant man has been a leader in our fields for decades, but one cold morning in Boston 2 1/2 years ago he spoke directly to Allison and me through a crowded room. And everything changed. We talk about this […]