Growing up, my teachers always had a fondness for Roald Dahl, and for that, I am grateful. Roald Dahl was a British author famous for such works as Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, and The Witches. If you haven’t read those books, chances are you’ve seen the above movies.… Continue reading Teaching Writing with Roald Dahl Part 1
One of the hills I will die on is the fact that students love picture books in the middle school classroom. They are just big kids that love to relax and listen to a good story. I think it must remind them of their elementary years, among other reasons. Every time I meet someone and… Continue reading Picture Books in Middle School Part 2
Mentor text serve as an example of what great writing is. It is simply the secret treasure trove to use in order to create and foster great writing.