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Tuesday for Teachers: A View From their Window

In my book TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS, the boy in the story draws a window with a view. What would students like to see outside their windows? Let them draw their dream views on square-shaped pieces of paper. When they’re … Continue reading


Tuesdays for Teachers: “TOO” Cool Copycat Writing

Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but it’s also a darn good writing tool. I call it “copycat” writing. Educators call it using a “mentor text.” If you’ve read my book LIGHT UP THE NIGHT, you realize that … Continue reading


Tuesdays for Teachers: The Author Q & A Video

In late 2014, a school contacted me about a week long literacy event it was hosting this month. Originally, organizers hoped to schedule virtual author visits throughout the week to go along with the program. But when scheduling became a … Continue reading


Tuesdays for Teachers: TOO PICKLEY! Yucky and Yummy Plates!

I’m so excited about my new blog topic – TUESDAYS FOR TEACHERS! I’ll be saving my Tuesday blog spots to highlight fun ideas for using my books in the classroom. Some activities will come from my fabulous Curriculum Guides (which … Continue reading

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