Teach Fantasy Writing Using Mentor Texts

Teach Fantasy Writing – Mentor Texts in a Middle School Setting We teach a unit on the Fantasy Genre usually in May/June.  In addition to doing a novel study, we have some kind of mini-project we do with our students. This year I created the book tasting activity to prepare our students for the upcoming author visit by Vivian Vande…

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What Do Authors Do?

Study Authors’ Craft- What Do Authors Do? A person can learn to write better by studying published authors and their books. This process has helped me become a better writer…

Vivian and Me: Part II

Barnes and Noble (Greece) with Vivian and Me I had a great time at my second official book signing.  It was the Book Fair to benefit our own school library, held…

Vivian and Me

We (Vivian and Me) will be at Barnes & Noble Thursday Vivian Vande Velde and I will be participating in the Spencerport CMS Book Fair at Barnes & Noble (Greece, NY) in 2 days! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cosgrove Middle School’s library.  Please join us from 6-8pm (author signing 7-8pm). Looking forward to lots of fun!…

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