Monthly Archives: July 2015

Teachers Write 7.20.15 Mini-Lesson Monday with Guest Author Anne Nesbet

Happy Monday, Teachers Write campers – and welcome to our third week of writing together. It’s hard to believe that we’re halfway through summer camp, isn’t it? Today, you can head to Jo’s blog for your Monday Morning Warm-Up…and then come back here for Mini-Lesson Monday with guest author Anne Nesbet.  Anne writes novels for middle-grade […]

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Teachers Write 7.18.15 How Writing is Like Swimming: Saturday thoughts from Kristen Kittscher

Officially, we are in our Teachers Write weekend, but this year, we decided to share some not-quite-lessons on these days. It’s always worth taking a little time to reflect, so today, guest author Kristen Kittscher joins us for just that. Kristen is a former 7th grade English teacher and the author of the middle grade mystery The […]

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Teachers Write 7.16.15 Thursday Quick-Write with Kim Baker

Our Tuesday Quick-Write guest today is Kim Baker, the author of Pickle, a hilarious middle grade prank novel with a great, diverse cast of characters. Kim’s sharing not just a quick writing prompt today but a look inside her humor toolbox so we can all develop new strategies to get readers laughing. It’s been said that […]

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Meet Me in St. Louis…for the ILA Conference! (Sorry…couldn’t resist)

I’ll be in St. Louis for the International Literacy Convention this weekend and am so excited to spend time with fellow book lovers. If you’ll be there, too, I’d love it if you’d come by one of my sessions or signings to say hello. Here’s where to find me… FRIDAY 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM […]

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Teachers Write 7.15.15 Q and A Wednesday and Christina Diaz Gonzalez on Writing Diverse Characters

I’m eagerly awaiting the next book from this morning’s Teachers Write guest author. Christina Diaz Gonzalez joins us today! She’s the author of The Red Umbrella, A Thunderous Whisper, and the upcoming MG novel Scholastic is calling “Percy Jackson meets The DaVinci Code,”  Moving Target. Christina’s guest post today is all about writing authentic diverse characters. Write what […]

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Teachers Write 7.14.15 Tuesday Quick-Write with Elana K. Arnold

Good morning! It’s time for our Teachers Write Tuesday Quite-Write, and today’s guest is Elana K. Arnold. Elana is from Southern California. She’s the author of a number of great YA novels, including her latest from Carol Rhoda Books, Infandous. Elana’s quick write today is “Setting as a Reflection of Character.”   There are some […]

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Teachers Write 7.13.15 Mini-Lesson Monday with Liz Garton Scanlon

Today’s Mini-Lesson Monday is courtesy of guest author Liz Garton Scanlon. Liz is the author of picture books like All the World and Noodle and Lou as well as a brand new middle grade novel, The Great Good Summer. She’s wearing her poet hat for today’s lesson…all about rhyme. Hi Teacher-Writers! Thanks for letting me join […]

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Teachers Write 7.11.15 Weekend Reflection with Meg Frazer Blakemore & Laurel Snyder

In the past, we’ve taken weekends off at Teachers Write, but this year, I thought we’d use the time for a little reflection and discussion of the issues that connect us as writers, readers, and teachers. Today, we welcome guest authors Meg Frazer Blakemore and Laurel Snyder. Meg lives in Maine and is the author of […]

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Teachers Write 7.10.15 What’s So Funny? with guest author Sarah Albee

Fridays at Teachers Write are officially Friday Feedback days, hosted on Gae’s blog, so I hope you’ll pop over there if you’re ready to share a bit of your writing and to help others by providing supportive, thoughtful feedback. But we’re *also* going to have the occasional Friday posts here, too, because honestly…we had so […]

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Teachers Write 7.9.15 Thursday Quick-Write with Tracey Baptiste

Our guest author for today is Tracey Baptiste. Tracey writes both fiction and nonfiction and penned one of my favorite middle grade novels of 2015, The Jumbies. It’s a fantastic, spooky adventure set in the Caribbean, where Tracey grew up reading Grimm’s fairy tales and wishing for books that featured the wonderful stories her family told in Trinidad. […]

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