In the Classroom

The Writer’s Creed

The power of belief can move young writers forward. Including positive affirmations during writing workshop pays big dividends in the form of student intrinsic motivation. This strategy is even more powerful for young writers who have lost confidence due to being in classrooms where standards-based instruction centered on a deficit model has drained their sense of creative flow. 

Mr. Victory’s Donut Obsession

Humor is a powerful writing/teaching tool. More on this topic to come…

The Art of Imitation

Center writing workshop on imitation of mentor texts and your young writers will flourish. 

Grammar Experts Teach Peers

Grammar experts teach their peers using Grammar Keepers by Gretchen Bernabei.