Monthly Archives: June 2013

Teachers Write Special Guest Donalyn Miller, on “Writing Where You Are”

Happy Friday! Congratulations on wrapping up your first week of Teachers Write 2013 – it’s been amazing to read your brave ideas and to watch writerly relationships growing. Many thanks to all who shared this week or commented to cheer on other writers. Every Friday this summer, the party moves over to Gae Polisner’s blog […]

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Teachers Write 6/27 – Thursday Quick-Write

Hi, everyone! Before we get to today’s prompt, I just want to let you know that I’m on the road for the next few days. I’m speaking at the Penn State York Summer Writing Institute (yay!) and will take longer than usual to approve new comments, just so you know. Also…don’t forget that on Fridays, […]

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Teachers Write 6/26 Wednesday Q and A

Got questions about writing?  Wednesday is Q and A Day at Teachers Write! Virtual Summer Writing Camp, and we’ll have some great guest authors answering – today’s official author guests are Laurel Snyder, Joanne Levy, and Jody Feldman. Teachers & librarians – Feel free to ask your questions in the comments.  It’s fine to ask […]

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Take the Friend Fish Pledge with Sea Monster!

My latest picture book SEA MONSTER AND THE BOSSY FISH takes on the issue of bullying, and the  terrific folks at Chronicle Books have put together a poster and classroom pledge for your students. It’ll be available at ALA, and you can also download to print copies for your students! Download to print copies for […]

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Teachers Write 6/25 Tuesday Quick-Write: Sometimes…

On Tuesdays & Thursdays during Teachers Write! Virtual Summer Writing Camp, we’ll be sharing quick-write prompts, designed to get you free-writing for a few minutes in response to a question or idea. Some of these will feel like writing memoir, some will focus more on fiction or nonfiction or poetry. Some of them will just […]

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Teachers Write 6/24/13 – Mini-Lesson Monday: Notebooks

Welcome to writing camp, everybody! Teachers Write! is a virtual summer writing camp for teachers and librarians. Click here to sign up if you’d like to join us!  If you’re on Facebook & want to also join our group there,here’s the link. Then click “Join Group.” A quick note about blogging your Teachers Write experience: […]

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Great Summer Mysteries for Kids

I’ve been getting more mail than usual lately, most of it from mystery fans who have read the first two books in my Silver Jaguar Society series with Scholastic. Pretty much everyone has the same question: WHEN will the third book be out??? The third book is called MANHUNT, and it comes out in May.  […]

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Introducing the Summer 2013 Teachers Write Guest Authors!

One of my favorite things about Teachers Write is that it gives me the opportunity to introduce some of my favorite people (teachers & librarians!) to some of my other favorite people (children’s and YA authors!). When you join Teachers Write, you’re signing up to be part of a writing community, and all summer long […]

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Gearing Up for Teachers Write 2013!

Starting a week from today, this blog will be hosting Teachers Write, an online summer writing camp for teachers and librarians from all over the world. I’m too excited about this to sit still, so I thought we’d have a quick preview post today – think of itas the official Teacehrs Write warm-up! If you’re […]

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Visiting Readers in Bloomingdale and Saranac Lake, NY

My last author visit of the 2012-2013 school year was a warm, wonderful, welcoming day spent with readers in Bloomingdale and Saranac Lake, NY. I was a little worried about making it to the schools because the night before this visit, our weather radio went off at 3am, warning of flooding rivers in the area. […]

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